On a milestone day for efforts to rebuild the franchise, Houston entered Thursday’s 2022 NBA draft with three first-round picks. The most important obviously is the overall choice of No. 3, which would likely see Auburn’s Jabari Smith, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren or Duke’s Paolo Banchero joining the Rockets for the 2022-23 season.
But who among those talented frontcourt players? And who will be on the board in the first round, where the Rockets are currently placed to pick at No. 17 (via Brooklyn) and No. 26 (via Dallas)?
That’s what we’ll find out Thursday night, straight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following the plan, the Rockets will hold virtual media availability with general manager Rafael Stone, and a press conference introducing the new Rockets will likely be held on Friday at the team’s Toyota Center headquarters. Until then, we wait, with Houston’s fate intrinsically tied to the team ahead of them in the order.
Here’s how to watch, along with what to watch out for.
- Date: Thursday, June 23
- Time: 19:00 CDT
- Television channels: ESPN, ABC
- Live broadcast: fuboTV (watch for free) or via Watch ESPN, with an active subscription