Sixty players will be presented their professional launch codes during the 2017 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday night.
Here are the tools and information you’ll need to follow all the action.
Questions and answers
What time is the draft?
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TV coverage begins at 7 p.m., but the clock won’t start for the first selection until 7:30 p.m. The draft will end between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
How does the draft work?
There are two rounds of 30 picks each. Teams have five minutes to make their selections in the first round and two minutes in the second round.
Where can I watch on TV?
ESPN and NBA TV will host live coverage of every selection. NBA TV hosts a recap show starting at midnight.
Where can I watch online?
Jerry Tipton, the Herald-Leader’s UK beat writer, will be providing live updates from Brooklyn throughout the night.
Mark Story, Herald-Leader sports columnist, will post after the draft on how each Kentuckian selected fits in his new NBA home.
Who has the No. 1 pick?
The Philadelphia 76ers acquired the first choice from the Boston Celtics this week and are expected to use it to select University of Washington point guard Markelle Fultz.
What’s the draft order after that?
The Los Angeles Lakers pick second, followed by the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. Here’s the entire draft order.
Which players with Kentucky ties could be drafted?
Vanderbilt: Luke Kornet (Lexington native)
What do the experts think?
Here is a look at a few of the mock NBA Drafts:
How much money will drafted players earn?
The No. 1 pick is guaranteed almost $13 million over his first two seasons, according to the NBA’s rookie salary scale. The last pick of the first round (No. 30) is guaranteed around $2.5 million his first two seasons. Contracts of second-round draft picks are not automatically guaranteed but teams may choose to offer them.