The NBA Finals are over. It's time for the draft.
The 2019 NBA Draft takes place Thursday at Barclays Center in New York, in what will be a critical night for all 30 teams in the league. The draft presents the best method to add young, cheap talent, and that's something every squad could use.
The Warriors are no exception. Fully expected to offer both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson max contracts in free agency, it's imperative that the Dubs fill out their roster with cheap options that can grow within their system. Golden State holds the No. 28 and No. 58 overall selections in Thursday's draft, and with so many holes on their roster, it's likely they'll go with the best player available at each spot, and the possibility of acquiring additional picks shouldn't be ruled out.
Sacramento has three selections in the draft -- No. 40, 47 and 60 overall -- all in the second round. After finishing just short of the playoffs, the Kings are counting on the prospects they acquire in the draft to help push them over the top and secure the franchise's first postseason berth since 2006. With three second-round selections, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Kings package some or all of them together in order to move up in the order.
The New Orleans Pelicans hold the first overall selection in the draft, and it's all but guaranteed they'll select former Duke star Zion Williamson. The Memphis Grizzlies hold the second overall selection and are widely expected to take Murray State guard Ja Morant.
Here's how you can watch the 2019 NBA Draft on TV and streaming online:
When: 4:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 20, on ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN