It’s here! The 2016 NBA Draft will decide which young players will be a part of the NBA. The June 23 event could see a future Hall of Famer get picked, and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see it! Click to watch.
For young basketball players hoping to break into the big leagues, the NBA Draft is the biggest night of the year. Ben Simmons, 19, and Brandon Ingram, 18, are expected to be the first two draft picks, but this night is bound to be full of unexpected choices and shocking surprises.
The future of the NBA will be decided on June 23, as teams and potential players will gather at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the NBA Draft. After the NBA Finals showcased the best basketball the league had to offer, teams will be on the lookout for the next LeBron James, 32, Steph Curry, 28 and Kevin Durant, 27. The action kicks off at 8:00 P.M. EST so be ready to see which player is going to your favorite team!
Basketball fans can watch the 2016 NBA Draft Live Stream courtesy of ESPN, after they enter their cable or satellite information. CLICK HERE TO WATCH ESPN’S 2016 NBA DRAFT LIVE STREAM.
After the NBA Draft Lottery, fans know which teams will pick first during the actual draft. The first ten picks will go to the following teams, according to NESN: Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and finally, the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 76ers is reportedly looking to snatch up LSU phenomenon, Ben Simmons, according to Bleacher Report. However, Ben hopes that Brandon becomes the overall No. 1 draft pick, as he’d rather be a Laker. It would also give him a bigger payday, because he’s currently in a sneaker bidding war between Nike and Adidas. Playing in a better market like Los Angeles would help Ben negotiate a better endorsement deal, per Fox Spots.
With Ben likely going to the 76ers and Brandon possibly joining the Lakers, who’s next for the top five picks? The Celtics may pick Jaylen Brown, 19, according to SB Nation. Their mock draft also has the Suns getting some offensive help from Marquese Chriss, 18, while the Timberwolves pick the Croatian superstar, Dragan Bender, 18. A Dragan in Minnesota? Stranger things have happened at the NBA Draft. We’ll have to wait and see.
Who do you think will be the No. 1 NBA Draft pick, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to see the next batch of NBA superstars?