The top NBA prospects take center stage as they learn where they’ll play next season during the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 23, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The draft (8 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on both ESPN and ABC. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch the 2022 NBA Draft online for free:

Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this page

FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ABC, ESPN and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2022 NBA Draft live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. Events on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) only require you to sign in to a participating internet service provider (not a cable provider), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Fubo credentials to log in and watch.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ABC and ESPN are included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the 2022 NBA Draft live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

You can also watch games live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. Events on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) only require you to sign in to a participating internet service provider (not a cable provider), but if you don’t have that, you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials (may still be listed as AT&T on the list of cable providers) to log in and watch.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN, ESPN3 (which simulcasts games on ABC) and 30-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with ESPN, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2022 NBA Draft live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. Events on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) only require you to sign in to a participating internet service provider (not a cable provider), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Sling credentials to log in and watch.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ABC, ESPN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which doesn’t come with a free trial but now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2022 NBA Draft live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. Events on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) only require you to sign in to a participating internet service provider (not a cable provider), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


NBA Draft 2022 Preview

Could Chet Holmgren join his old high school teammate Jalen Suggs in Orlando with the top pick in the NBA Draft?

That’s just one of the many story lines on NBA Draft night as non-playoff teams seek key players to turn things around and contenders look to bolster their lineups. Holmgren, the No. 1 prospect, per ESPN’s Big Board, might not go to the Magic.

ESPN’s Jonathan Givony has Auburn’s Jabari Smith going to Orlando instead in the latest mock draft. Smith only worked out for the Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder, Givony noted.

“The intensity level and versatility Smith brings defensively will be attractive as well, along with the fact that he checks every box that NBA teams look for from a character and competitiveness standpoint,” Givony wrote.

If that happens, Holmgren will likely go to the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 2 pick. Holmgren, a 7-foot center from Gonzaga, plays with guard-like skills, which has scouts raving as The Washington Post’s Jerry Brewer noted. Holmgren’s lean frame may concern teams, Brewer also noted, but Gonzaga head coach Mark Few described how the towering prospect gets around that.

“You get guys that outweigh him by 50 pounds or are physical, and so sometimes it’s hard to truly manifest all that skill that’s in there, but at the same time he still gives you the ability to stretch the floor,” Few said via Brewer. “He is very adept when we are able to find him around the rim. He can take the ball off the glass and lead a break, and then all the while he is giving us an entity we haven’t had on the defensive end. We’ve never used drop coverage like you see so many people doing in the NBA, but we’ve been able to do that with Chet pretty exclusively.”

Smith, who also had a long frame at 6-foot-10, impressed scouts this past season with the Tigers. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl knew Smith had a legitimate shot to go No. 1 in the draft after a stellar performance in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament against Connecticut, Syracuse, and Loyola Chicago.

“I never really thought about him being the No. 1 player taken in the draft until, probably, the UConn game,” Pearl said via AL.com’s Tom Green. “And then, when I saw him compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis, three nights in a row against, you know, really good teams — ‘OK, this one here is different. This one here is different.’”

NBA First Round Draft Order

1. Orlando Magic
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Houston Rockets
4. Sacramento Kings
5. Detroit Pistons
6. Indiana Pacers
7. Portland Trailblazers
8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. San Antonio Spurs
10. Washington Wizards
11. New York Knicks
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from LA Clippers)
13. Charlotte Hornets
14. Cleveland Cavaliers
15. Charlotte Hornets (from New Orleans)
16. Atlanta Hawks
17. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn)
18. Chicago Bulls
19. Minnesota Timberwolves
20. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)
21. Denver Nuggets
22. Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah)
23. Philadelphia 76ers
24. Milwaukee Bucks
25. San Antonio Spurs (from Boston)
26. Dallas Mavericks
27. Miami Heat
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Memphis Grizzlies
30. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Phoenix)

Source: Heavy Streaming

By Peter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.