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A pair of prospects from France — center Alex Sarr and small forward Zaccharie Risacher — are at or near the top of every draft prospect list, along with two players who helped lead UConn to its second straight national championship, center Donovan Clingan and guard Stephen Castle. 

We will also get to see where Bronny James lands to begin his professional career. Having completed his freshman year at USC, the son of LeBron is draft-eligible but more likely to be a Day 2 pick than hear his name called on the draft’s first night. That’s right: The NBA draft has expanded and will now take place over two nights.

The pieces will start falling into place on Wednesday night. The first round begins Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC and ESPN. The draft’s second round will follow on Thursday. Here’s how you can watch all the picks without cable wherever you are in the world.


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How to watch the NBA draft from anywhere using a VPN

Livestream the NBA draft in the UK

Hoop fans in the UK can watch the draft live on Sky Sports. The NBA draft will be broadcast on its Sky Sports Main Event channel. Coverage begins at 1 a.m. BST on Thursday, June 27.

Livestream the NBA draft in Canada

Canadian basketball fans can watch the draft on TSN4 with coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Livestream the NBA draft in Australia

The NBA draft can be watched Down Under on ESPN via streaming service Kayo Sports. The first round will start at 10 a.m. AEST on Thursday.

Quick tips for streaming the NBA draft using a VPN 

  • With four variables at play — your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN — your experience and success when streaming the NBA draft may vary.
  • If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search for city or country” option.
  • If you’re having trouble getting the tournament after you’ve turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs — like Roku — don’t have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
  • All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network’s sports app, you’ll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location. 
  • And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you’re using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.

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