There isn’t a consensus No. 1 pick this year because the coronavirus pandemic upended March Madness. Hence, college basketball players could not make any impression or allow NBA teams to evaluate players.
What Oklahoma City Thunder will do with their three draft picks on Wednesday is still up in the air.
They’ll also draft 28th, which they received from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the reported deal involving Dennis Schroder.
In the second round, they’ll pick 53rd overall.
According to The Oklahoman, General Manager Sam Presti could trade up and draft Serbian 7-foot forward Aleksej Pokusevski because Pokusevski’s agent, Jason Ranne, used to work for the Thunder as director of strategic planning.
Commissioner Adam Silver, along with Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, will announce the selections live at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.
ESPN will have live cameras set to look into 17 team draft rooms, USA Today reported.
Here is a complete list of the draft order for round one:
2. Golden State
10. Phoenix Suns
12. Sacramento Kings
14. Boston Celtics
15. Orlando Magic
18. Dallas Mavericks
19. Brooklyn Nets
20. Miami Heat
22. Denver Nuggets
23. Utah Jazz
24. Milwaukee Bucks
25. Oklahoma City Thunder
26. Boston Celtics
27. New York Knicks
28. Oklahoma City Thunder* (Los Angeles Lakers traded 28th pick in exchange for a trade involving OKC’s Dennis Schröder)
29. Toronto Raptors
30. Boston Celtics
ESPN’s pre-draft coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the draft at 8 p.m. ET.