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NBA Makes Major Declaration Regarding the 2024 Draft

Published January 31, 2024 at 3:18 PM

The NBA draft expands to a two-day broadcast this year under a new NBA-NBPA agreement, with the first round on June 26 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the second round at ESPN's Seaport District studios in New York City, featuring five-minute and four-minute selection windows, respectively.

Under the previous structure, teams had a five-minute window for first-round picks and two minutes for the second round, resulting in 60 selections over a four-hour broadcast, diminishing the significance of the latter. Notably, two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokić was drafted during a commercial break in the second round of the 2014 draft.

The new format aims to enhance draft-day trades, addressing challenges posed by the brief time-frame of the second round, where recent drafts experienced rapid pick exchanges, making it challenging for teams to navigate ownership during trade negotiations. The 2024 NBA draft class introduces more intrigue compared to recent years, lacking a clear-cut favorite for the No. 1 pick, in contrast to last year's universally predicted selection of Victor Wembanyama.

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