The NBA announced today that “NBA Draft 2021 Presented by State Farm” will take place on Thursday, July 29, at 8 PM EDT. The first round will be televised by ABC and ESPN, and the second round will air on ESPN.

  • The NBA also announced additional key dates relating to NBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm.
  • NBA Draft Combine: Subject to evolving public health conditions, Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021 is scheduled to take place Monday, June 21, through Sunday, June 27. ESPN networks plan to televise the NBA Draft Combine, with coverage featuring five-on-five games and strength and agility testing.
  • NBA Draft Lottery: NBA Draft Lottery 2021 presented by State Farm will take place on Tuesday, June 22, airing on ESPN at 8:30 PM EDT.
  • NBA Early Entry Application and Withdrawal Deadlines: The deadline for an early entry player to apply for this year’s NBA Draft is Sunday, May 30, at 11:59 PM EDT. The deadline for an early entry player to withdraw from the NBA Draft is Monday, July 19, at 5 PM EDT.
  • ESPN recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of its weekday NBA show, The Jump, last month.