NBA Draft 2022 live stream: How to watch online right now, channel, start time

All right folks, it’s time to watch the NBA Draft 2022 live stream online! Is the consensus right? People say the No. 1 pick is already locked in. Word has it that Jabari Smith is the overall consensus pick to head to Orlando, as the Magic has the first pick of the draft. But other potential picks could upset Smith’s role. 

Behind Smith, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren is a favorite among some. The lanky 7-foot center/power forward hits No. 1 in some rankings we’ve seen online, Holmgren is a defensive beast. The only real knocks against him are his strength and frame, as he doesn’t have the most intimidating presence. 

Paolo Banchero is a name that many have floated, and the Duke forward would be a safe pick for many teams. The Rockets, who pick third, are expected to take Banchero. They even cleared a role for him, by moving Christian Wood to Dallas in last week’s trade.

But let’s cut to the chase: we’ve got everything you need to watch the 2022 NBA Draft online, and the order of draft picks as well.

How to watch the NBA Draft live streams from anywhere

If you’ve had to leave your own “alma mater” region — and you can’t watch ABC or ESPN to grab the NBA Draft on the services you already pay for, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We’ve tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you’ve got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you’re in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you’d select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

NBA Draft live streams in the US

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In the U.S. the NBA Draft airs on ABC and ESPN, at 8 p.m. ET. Only ESPN will have the second round picks.

If you’ve already cut the cord and don’t have a cable package, you’ll be able to get this game on YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and FuboTV

We recommend you go with Sling, one of the best streaming services, even though it doesn’t have ABC (though you can get it with one of the best TV antennas) it does have ESPN. ESPN is included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35 per month normally, and is currently $10 for the first month right now. 

Fubo, one of the best cable TV alternatives, will give you your choice of ABC and ESPN.

NBA Draft live streams in the UK

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Even though the NBA season is over, Sky Sports (opens in new tab) is still your destination. Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena will host the NBA Draft starting at 1 a.m. BST.

NBA Draft live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can get the NBA Draft live streams on SportsNet and TSN.

SN1 has the draft for SportsNet, while TSN2 has the draft for TSN. Both start at 8 p.m. ET.

TSN and Sportsnet can both be added to your existing cable package.

NBA Draft live streams in Australia

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The NBA draft live streams should be available down under on ESPN on Kayo Sports (opens in new tab).  Expect the proceedings to kick off at 9:30 a.m. AEST.

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they’re actually showing the games. The Basic package costs $25 per month thereafter. 

The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

NBA Draft 2022 pick order

Round 1

Pick Number Team
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

9

San Antonio Spurs

10

Washington Wizards

11

New York Knicks

12

Oklahoma City Thunder

13

Charlotte Hornets

14

Cleveland Cavaliers

15

Charlotte Hornets

16 Atlanta Hawks
17

Houston Rockets

18 Chicago Bulls
19

Minnesota Timberwolves

20

San Antonio Spurs

21

Denver Nuggets

22

Memphis Grizzlies

23

Philadelphia 76ers

24

Milwaukee Bucks

25

San Antonio Spurs

26

Dallas Mavericks

27 Miami Heat
28

Golden State Warriors

29

Memphis Grizzlies

30

Oklahoma City Thunder

Round 2

Pick number Team
34

Oklahoma City Thunder

35 Orlando Magic
36

Portland Trail Blazers

37

Sacramento Kings

38

San Antonio Spurs

39

Cleveland Cavaliers

40

Minnesota Timberwolves

41

New Orleans Pelicans

42

New York Knicks

43 LA Clippers
44 Atlanta Hawks
45

Charlotte Hornets

46 Detroit Pistons
47

Memphis Grizzlies

48

Minnesota Timberwolves

49

Sacramento Kings

50

Minnesota Timberwolves

51

Golden State Warriors

52

New Orleans Pelicans

53 Boston Celtics
54

Washington Wizards

55

Golden State Warriors

56

Cleveland Cavaliers

57

Portland Trail Blazers

58 Indiana Pacers

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