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2023 NBA Draft Guide - Date, Time, How to Watch, and Best Odds

2023 NBA Draft Guide – Date, Time, How to Watch, and Best Odds

ESPN.comJune 19, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. ET5 minutes to read

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Victor Wimbanyama showcased his versatility with an impressive hat-trick against Monaco.

The 2023 NBA Draft will bring a new class of young talent to the league.

French feel Heading the pack is Victor Wimpanyama, who is sure to be a welcome future generation first overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs.

But beyond first pick, a handful of lottery teams have the opportunity to add potential to make the difference, while others are looking to strike gold on a rookie with untapped potential.

Brandon Miller of Alabama is projected by our NBA experts Jonathan Giffoney and Jeremy Wu to finish second to the Charlotte Hornets. But G League Ignite Scoot Henderson is right behind Miller and it could end up being a decision.

Other high odds from lottery picks such as Villanova’s Cam Whitmore and Overtime Elite’s twins Amen and Ossar Thompson are also expected.

All action is scheduled to kick off at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Watch on ABC, ESPN, and the ESPN app.

How to watch the 2023 NBA draft

Who are the best NBA draft prospects?

Victor Wimpanyama, the 19-year-old French big man, is in the spotlight for the NBA’s Class of 2023.

Rounding out the top 10, as ranked by Jonathan Giffoni’s Top 100 Leads:

Brandon Miller | SF | Alabama
Scott Henderson | PG | G League Ignite
Amin Thompson | PG | Extra Elite
Ossar Thompson | SG | Extra Elite
Cam Whitmore | SF | Villanova
Jaras Walker | PF | Houston
Anthony Black | SG | Arkansas
Taylor Hendricks | PF | UCF
Grady Dick | SG | Kansas

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Meet future #1 overall pick, Victor Wimpanyama

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Dubbed a “generational talent” by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, the 19-year-old did not disappoint in Paris this season for the Metropolitans ’92. He led his team to the Finals, was named MVP of the league and never missed a game. all season. With the NBA ahead of him, Wimpanyama has a chance to become one of the faces of the league once he fits in with the Spurs in October.

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Where are other top NBA prospects expected to land?

Wimpanyama has been a lock for San Antonio since the Spurs won the draft lottery on May 16. The No. 2 pick is still in discussion as Miller has had the advantage since last month, but G League Ignite Scoot Henderson impressed while working out for the Charlotte Hornets and is still in the mix. The Thompson twins have a chance of rounding out the top five if they are selected with consecutive picks at No. 4 and No. 5.

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Get the latest draft info from Jonathan Giffoni and Jeremy Wu before Thursday night.

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What are the big NBA trades to watch?

The trade season began on June 9 when the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder traded future draft picks. But rumors have been swirling about the New Orleans Pelicans being interested in trading either the No. 2 pick or No. 3 pick for G League Ignite Scoot Henderson and what it would cost him — Brandon Ingram or Zion Williamson — to happen.

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