NBA Draft 2021: Start time, live stream, TV info, and more

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The NBA Draft is here. The 2021 class features four players with superstar potential and plenty of other prospects teams will be excited to land. Every draft is a league-altering night. There will be All-Stars and busts from this class. The night will feature trades and surprising moves as well.

Dallas Mavericks fans may be on the fence about watching the festivities because of their lack of picks, but they should tune in and enjoy several storylines to follow on Thursday night.

Here is a look at how and why Mavs supporters should watch the draft.

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How to watch the 2021 NBA Draft

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

TV info: ESPN, ABC (first round only)

Live stream: Watch ESPN, which features ESPN

When do the Dallas Mavericks select in the 2021 NBA Draft?

The Mavs currently do not have a pick in the 2021 draft. They traded their first-rounder to the New York Knicks in the Kristaps Porzingis deal. Dallas shipped their second-rounder to New Orleans for J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli at the trade deadline.

The Mavericks could trade for or buy a draft choice on Thursday night. It is just one of the many things to watch for during the event.

Storyline for Dallas Mavericks fans to follow in 2021 NBA Draft: Local product goes number 1?

The Detroit Pistons have the number one overall pick, and Dallas product Cade Cunningham is the favorite to be the first selection. There are no guarantees, but Cunningham appears to be the near-consensus number one. He is a future star that draws comparisons to Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic.

There have been a ton of trade offers featuring draft selections in recent days. Those discussions will intensify on Thursday. Expect a few blockbuster moves to go along with finding out where this star-studded draft class lands.

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