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2022 NBA Draft: Draft order, top prospects, how to watch

The 2022 NBA Draft will take place in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday night.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from the June 21 episode of The Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show.

One week after the conclusion of the 2022 NBA Finals, the NBA will welcome a new crop of talent into the league when it hosts its annual NBA Draft on Thursday night.

What follows is everything you need to know about Thursday night's draft, which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Event info, how to watch on TV, start time:

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

TV channel: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Draft order

The order of the first round of this year's draft is as follows:

1. Orlando Magic

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

3. Houston Rockets

4. Sacramento Kings

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Indiana Pacers

7. Portland Trail Blazers

8. New Orleans Pelicans (via Los Angeles Lakers)

9. San Antonio Spurs

10. Washington Wizards

11. New York Knicks

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Los Angeles Clippers)

13. Charlotte Hornets

14. Cleveland Cavaliers

15. Charlotte Hornets (via New Orleans Pelicans)

16. Atlanta Hawks

17. Houston Rockets (via Brooklyn Nets)

18. Chicago Bulls

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

20. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors)

21. Denver Nuggets

22. Memphis Grizzlies (via Utah Jazz)

23. Philadelphia 76ers

24. Milwaukee Bucks

25. San Antonio Spurs (via Boston Celtics)

26. Dallas Mavericks

27. Miami Heat

28. Golden State Warriors

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Phoenix Suns)

Top prospects

According to ESPN.com, the top 30 prospects in this year's draft are as follows:

1. Chet Holmgren, PF, Gonzaga

2. Jabari Smith, PF, Auburn

3. Paolo Banchero, PF, Duke

4. Jaden Ivey, PG, Purdue

5. Keegan Murray, PF, Iowa

6. Shaedon Sharpe, SG, Kentucky

7. Dyson Daniels, PG, G League Ignite

8. Bennedict Mathurin, SF, Arizona

9. Jalen Duren, C, Memphis

10. Johnny Davis, SG, Wisconsin

11. Ousmane Dieng, SF, NZ Breakers

12. A.J. Griffin, SF, Duke

13. Malaki Branham, SG, Ohio State

14. Mark Williams, C, Duke

15. Jeremy Sochan, PF, Baylor

16. Tari Eason, SF, LSU

17. Ochai Agbaji, SF, Kansas

18. TyTy Washington Jr., PG, Kentucky

19. Jalen Williams, SG, Santa Clara

20. Kennedy Chandler, PG, Tennessee

21. E.J. Liddell, PF, Ohio State

22. Blake Wesley, SG, Notre Dame

23. Walker Kessler, C, Auburn

24. Dalen Terry, PG, Arizona

25. Jaden Hardy, SG, G League Ignite

26. MarJon Beauchamp, SG, G League Ignite

27. Nikola Jovic, SF, Mega Mozzart

28. Jake LaRavia, PF, Wake Forest

29. Christian Braun, SG, Kandas

30. David Roddy, PF, Colorado State

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