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2020 NBA Draft primer and open thread

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Today is the big day.

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What: 2020 NBA Draft

When: 7:30 pm EST (I believe the Timberwolves will go on the clock slightly after 8:00)

Where: Virtually via the ESPN studios

How to watch: ESPN

The big day is finally here. We’ve waited five months longer than normal, but we’ve made it to draft day.

So here’s how this thread is going to work: no spoiling picks in the comment section until they are announced on the TV broadcast. People will be tipping picks in advance on Twitter. If you want to learn the picks as soon as possible, that’s where to check. This thread will be a safe space for people who like to learn the picks as they are announced by Adam Silver.

That said, last draft, the first four picks were Tweeted out before the draft even began. With the top two teams actively courting trade offers, it’s less likely that will happen this year, but it’s still very much possible. If it happens, At the Hive will publish the post about the draft pick when it’s officially announced on TV. Until that happens, hold your tongue. We can talk about it on here once it’s official.

With all that out of the way, here’s when you can maybe expect the Charlotte Hornets to make their picks based on past drafts (which started at 7:30).

  • Round 1, Pick 3: This pick usually gets made about 20 minutes after the start of the draft, so I’d expect it to be announced sometime around 8:20.
  • Round 2, Pick 2 (32nd overall): ESPN currently has the second round scheduled to start at 11:00 EST, but they obviously won’t wait if the first round moves quickly. There are only two minutes between picks in the second round, so the Hornets will probably be picking close to 11:00.
  • Round 2, Pick 26 (56th overall): Props to you if you stay up to hear this pick announced. It’ll probably be announced around midnight.

Again, no spoiling picks in here. Other than that, have fun.

This is now an open thread!