The 2011 NBA Draft will finally actually happen on Thursday night. After months of speculation, the draft will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. TV coverage begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3.com, with the actual draft set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Teams will have five minutes to make their selections from then on, meaning the first pick will likely take place at 7:35 p.m. There will be 30 picks in the first round, followed by 30 picks in the second round, with two minutes in between. The second round will likely begin at 10 p.m. or so.
The Washington Wizards currently possess the No. 6, 18 and 34 picks in the draft. SB Nation D.C. will be live in Newark for the coverage.