What is the picking order of the 2023 NBA draft?

During the 2023 draft, a NEW ERA of players will join the National Basketball Association.

Here we take a look at the draft order for picks 1 through 58.

The 2023 NBA Draft will be held in Brooklyn, New York


The 2023 NBA Draft will be held in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto credit: Getty

What is the picking order of the 2023 NBA draft?

Round 1 of the NBA Draft will consist of 30 picks, half of which were determined by the draft lottery on May 16, 2023.

The 2023 draft regulation includes:

round 1

round 2

  • 31. Detroit piston
  • 32/33. San Antonio Spurs
  • 32/33. Houston Rockets (to (a) Boston via Memphis or (b) Indiana)
  • 34. Charlotte Hornets (after Charlotte via Philadelphia and Atlanta)
  • 35. Portland Trail Blazers (to (a) Boston via Atlanta, the LA Clippers, Detroit and Cleveland, or (b) Oklahoma City via Boston, Atlanta, the LA Clippers, Detroit and Cleveland)
  • 36.OrlandoMagic
  • 37/38. Washington Wizards (via New Orleans to Oklahoma City)
  • 37/38. Indiana Pacers (to Sacramento)
  • 39. Utah Jazz (via New York to Charlotte)
  • 40. Dallas Mavericks (via Oklahoma City to Denver)
  • 41/42. Oklahoma City Thunder (to Charlotte via New York and Boston)
  • 41/42. Chicago Bulls (after Washington via Los Angeles Lakers and Washington)
  • 43. Atlanta Hawks (to Portland)
  • 44. Toronto Raptors (after San Antonio)
  • 45. Minnesota Timberwolves (to Memphis)
  • 46. ​​New Orleans Pelicans (to Atlanta)
  • 47.Los Angeles Lakers
  • 48.L.A. Clippers
  • 49th Golden State Warriors (via Utah and New Orleans to Cleveland)
  • 50. Miami Heat
  • 51. Brooklyn Nets
  • 52. Phoenix Suns
  • 53. New York Knicks (via Charlotte to Minnesota)
  • 54. Sacramento Kings
  • 55th Cleveland Cavaliers (via Milwaukee and Detroit to Indiana)
  • 56. Memphis Grizzlies
  • 57. Boston Celtics (via Charlotte to Washington)
  • 58.Milwaukee Bucks
How many rounds does the NBA draft have?
Meet 18-year-old Victor Wembanyama, the 7ft 2in giant who is set to be the #1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft

When is the 2023 NBA draft?

Now that the draft order is finalized, fans know what to expect on draft night.

The 2023 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Last year, the Orlando Magic’s Paolo Banchero was picked overall for the first time, and now many analysts believe Victor Wembanyama, a 19-year-old French professional basketball player, is likely to become the No. 1 overall pick this year.

“By signing up for the draft, I was just sending a letter to the NBA, but that’s something crazy that I still don’t understand,” Wembanyama said after submitting for the draft in April 2023, via CBS Sports.

“I realized pretty early on that I wanted to play in the NBA, but that’s becoming more of a reality by the day and I just feel so fortunate to have those dreams within reach. I’ll take every opportunity I can.”

According to CBS Sports, Wembanyama is 7ft 4 and known for his “rare combination” of size and skill.

Victor Wembanyama is expected to be the No. 1 pick overall in the 2023 NBA draft


Victor Wembanyama is expected to be the No. 1 pick overall in the 2023 NBA draftPhoto credit: Getty

How many rounds is the 2023 NBA draft?

Typically, the NBA draft has two rounds of 30 picks each, but this year two teams lost some of their draft picks.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls have each lost a second-round pick after violating rules on free agency discussions, the NBA.

The 76ers lost not only a 2023 second-round draft pick, but also their 2024 second-round draft pick.

How can I see the 2023 NBA Draft?

The first round of the 2023 NBA Draft will be available to watch live on ESPN and ABC starting at 8:00 p.m. EST, however the second round will only be available on ESPN NBC sports.

In addition to broadcasting the event live, the 2023 NBA draft will also be available to stream on ESPN+ with an active subscription.


ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@dailynationtoday.com.

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