The NBA will host the 2018-2019 NBA Draft on Wednesday, July 11 at 8:30pm ET/4:30am PT.
The draft will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with the first round scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm ET/5:30 am PT.
Here are all the teams that will be participating in the draft:• Houston Rockets (3):• Los Angeles Clippers (2):• Phoenix Suns (1):• Charlotte Bobcats (1)• Cleveland Cavaliers (1)*• Washington Wizards (1); Atlanta Hawks (1)(2)• Utah Jazz (1).**Note: All times Eastern.
The Houston Rockets are the defending NBA champions and have a solid track record as a contender.
They will have their eye on the future with a new coach and a promising young core of players.
The Clippers will be looking for a second-round pick in this year’s draft.
They may also look at a couple of players in the mid-first round, but will need to make sure they get the top pick to make a run at an All-Star.
The Suns and Clippers will have a lot of competition for the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, but the Rockets will have the most talent of any team.
They have some solid young players who can help this team.
The Hawks will need some help at shooting guard to make the playoffs, but are also in a good position to make noise in the East.
The Cavs will likely have to find a way to fill out their roster in order to compete in the playoffs.
They need a point guard or wing to help facilitate their offense, and the Cavs will be hoping that J.R. Smith and Andrew Wiggins are still able to play well.
The Wizards are looking for an elite defender in this draft, and they could go in a different direction in this round.
Washington will likely try to land a big-time point guard in this event, and may try to move up for a potential star.
The Celtics are a team that needs to improve in this pick, but this draft could be the best time to do so.
They’re in the market for a solid guard in the second round, and could use a big man to play a little more defense.
The team has a young core in the frontcourt that could develop into a strong frontcourt, and adding a point forward could help this group.
The Atlanta Hawks are looking to add a veteran wing in the first two rounds, and are looking at several potential players in this category.
The Hawks may need a big to play defense and a wing to create some spacing on offense.
The Suns could use another big to stretch the floor and have shooting, and while this team is looking to upgrade their frontcourt in this stage of the season, it is not as deep as it is in the past.
The Cavaliers will be in need of a point in this range.
The Cavs need some shooting and some size on defense, and a solid big man would help with that.
The Sixers are looking toward adding a shooting guard in order for this team to contend for a championship, and will look to add another veteran big man who can play a lot in the paint.
This team may be able to add some depth to its frontcourt with a player like Joe Johnson, but it is still lacking in the backcourt.
The Hornets are looking forward to adding some depth in the NBA Draft with this year.
They are looking primarily for a veteran big who can fill some of the shoes of Jeremy Lin, but also add some shooting.
The Warriors have been in the playoff hunt for years and will be hopeful that they can improve on their playoff performance.
They’ll be looking to find some help for their shooting guard, and this team could look to acquire a wing in this mock draft.
The Pelicans are looking into a big, skilled wing in order make a splash in the 2018 NBA Draft.
This could be an opportunity for the Pelicans to improve their front court and make some noise in this conference.
The Bucks have a great young core, and need a solid shooter in the middle of the floor.
This group could have some potential in the later rounds of the draft.