The 2021 NBA draft is here and in a few hours,
the NextGen superstars of the basketball world will be heading to their new
homes. Would we get the next LeBron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo? That only
time can tell. But one thing is for sure, the teams will certainly hope they
find a rare gem that they can polish.

UNC usually has a few players to keep an eye
on in the draft process. This year is a little different as all eyes will be on
DayRon Sharpe. His draft stock has been all over the place. Things have turned
really interesting though and it may turn out to be less lopsided than

is the draft?

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

When is
the draft and where to watch it?

Thursday at 8 pm ET on ABC (first round) and
ESPN (first and second rounds).

What is the draft order for the night?

1. Detroit Pistons

2. Houston Rockets

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

4. Toronto Raptors

5. Orlando Magic

6. Oklahoma City Thunder

7. Golden State Warriors (from Minnesota)

8. Orlando Magic (from Chicago)

9. Sacramento Kings

10. Memphis Grizzlies (from New Orleans)

11. Charlotte Hornets

12. San Antonio Spurs

13. Indiana Pacers

14. Golden State Warriors

15. Washington Wizards

16. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Boston)

17. New Orleans Pelicans (from Memphis)

18. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Miami via the LA Clippers, Philadelphia and Phoenix)

19. New York Knicks

20. Atlanta Hawks

21. New York Knicks (from Dallas)

22. Los Angeles Lakers

23. Houston Rockets (from Portland)

24. Houston Rockets (from Milwaukee)

25. LA Clippers

26. Denver Nuggets

27. Brooklyn Nets

28. Philadelphia 76ers

29. Phoenix Suns

30. Utah Jazz

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Who are
the top-tier prospects?

There are a few names other than Day’Ron
Sharpe that are expected to create a buzz. Here is a little list:






Detroit Pistons pick will be crucial as it
will decide where the other top prospects fall. Cunningham, Green, Mobley and
Suggs are considered the potential franchise cornerstones in this draft.