The 2017 NBA Draft is (mercifully) almost upon us. After weeks of rumors and speculation, worries over whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers would even keep their top-three protected lottery pick and #problematic comments from LaVar Ball, we finally get to see which players are going to be wearing the purple and gold next season — at least if the front office doesn’t trade them all for Paul George first.
We know you have questions about the draft, and we tried to give you answers below.
When is the draft?
Coverage of the draft will begin at 7:00 ET, or 4:00 PT if you live on the best coast.
What channel is the draft on?
You can watch the draft on ESPN, but I don’t know what TV provider you have so I can’t give you the specific channel.
Can I watch the draft online?
Why yes you can! The draft will be streaming online at WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app, as well as on NBA.com. Locked on Lakers will also be doing a crossover livestream with the Laker Film room pod, which you can watch here once we’re going at draft time, or subscribe to get a notification.
What picks do the Lakers have?
Until the Lakers almost inevitably include some combination of these picks in a trade for George, the team has the No. 2, No. 27 and No. 28 picks in the first round. The Lakers do not currently have a pick in the second round.
Who will the Lakers take?
Seemingly Lonzo Ball, but crazier plot twists have happened. As for the No. 27 and No. 28 picks, we have some reading for you on that too.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.