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NBA draft 2018: Preview, start time, pick order, live stream and how to watch

NBA draft 2018: Preview, start time, pick order, live stream and how to watch

The 2018 NBA draft is finally upon us!

Here’s everything you need to know regarding the Sixers as they officially open up one of the biggest offseasons in franchise history.

Essentials

When: June 21 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)
Network: ESPN
Live stream: Watch ESPN
Social media: @NBCSPhilly

Local coverage of the Sixers' draft

At 8:30 p.m ET, be sure to tune into NBC Sports Philadelphia for Draft Central: Sixers. Join Amy Fadool, Marc Zumoff, Marc Jackson in studio breaking down the Sixers draft night. Danny Pommells will be reporting from the Draft floor in Brooklyn, while Jessica Camerato and John Clark will be reporting from the Sixers Complex in Camden. 

Order

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. LA Clippers 
13. LA Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks
20. Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls
23. Indiana Pacers
24. Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers 
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Brooklyn Nets
30. Atlanta Hawks
31. Phoenix Suns
32. Memphis Grizzlies
33. Dallas Mavericks
34. Atlanta Hawks
35. Orlando Magic
36. New York Knicks
37. Sacramento Kings
38. Philadelphia 76ers
39. Los Angeles Lakers
40. Brooklyn Nets
41. Orlando Magic
42. Detroit Pistons
43. Denver Nuggets
44. Washington Wizards
45. Charlotte Hornets
46. Houston Rockets
47. Los Angeles Lakers 
48. Minnesota Timberwolves
49. San Antonio Spurs
50. Indiana Pacers
51. New Orleans Pelicans
52. Utah Jazz
53. Oklahoma City Thunder
54. Dallas Mavericks
55. Charlotte Hornets
56. Philadelphia 76ers
57. Oklahoma City Thunder
58. Denver Nuggets
59. Phoenix Suns
60. Philadelphia 76ers

Profiles

With five total picks in the draft, including two in the first round, who exactly are the Sixers targeting? Well, they could go with the hometown hero with the smooth shooting stroke, the combo forward with tons of upside, the soft-spoken guard that prefers loud dunks or anywhere in between.

Here are some of our draft profiles on the biggest names the Sixers could be plucking off the board in the first round.

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Will Mikal Bridges make it to Sixers at No. 10?

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Rumors

The draft rolls right into free agency as the peak time for NBA rumors and speculation. The Sixers aren’t immune and have found themselves at the center of some chatter heading into the big night.

Sixers get draft night started early with a trade

Sixers reportedly reluctant to include these 2 in draft trade

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Miles Bridges, Lonnie Walker IV bring 'tremendous spirit' to Sixers' workout

Miles Bridges, Lonnie Walker IV bring 'tremendous spirit' to Sixers' workout

CAMDEN, N.J. — The Sixers got a look Monday at two potential fits for the No. 10 pick in the NBA draft. 

Michigan State guard-forward Miles Bridges and Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV headlined the pre-draft workout, which also included Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks, SMU guard Shake Milton, Maryland guard-forward Jared Nickens and Baylor forward Nuni Omot. 

“I thought they came in and had a tremendous spirit,” Brett Brown said of Bridges and Walker. “You saw different things athletically from them both. They made shots. … It’s obviously deeper than just looking at an hour-plus workout. There’s a lot of information that we have to digest. I thought those two guys were good today.”

Walker, a Reading, Pennsylvania, native, is entering the draft after his freshman season. The 19-year-old led the Hurricanes with 11.5 points per game (41.5 percent from the field), along with 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Walker was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team, All-ACC Academic Team and was an honorable mention for All-ACC honors. 

“[The Sixers are a] very fast-paced team, a defensive team and a pass-first, very unselfish team,” Walker said. “Their style of play kind of fits my style of play. It’s kind of too good to be true.”

[RELATED: Could Lonnie Walker IV be shot creator Sixers need?]

Bridges is a projected lottery pick following his sophomore season, wherein he posted 17.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He ranked eighth in defensive rating in the Big Ten. Bridges appreciated Brown’s intensity and he was reminded of his college coach, Tom Izzo. 

“It’s a fast-paced team, [they] play defense, really great on offense,” Bridges said. “I think I could fit in really well with them.”

Being drafted by the Sixers would have special meaning for both players. For Walker, who grew up Pennsylvania, working out on the Sixers' practice court was "very surreal." 

"Always been a Sixers fan," he said. "Growing up, I used to watch a lot of AND1 and my dad is an old-school type of guy. Julius Erving was my first favorite player ever. Allen Iverson was my end-all, be-all, top player; greatest player in the world."

Even though Bridges grew up in Michigan, he had ties to the Sixers miles away. Like Walker (and countless basketball fans), he also admired Iverson's career. 

"The 76ers are my dad’s favorite team," Bridges said. "I watched a lot of them." 

The Sixers will host another local prospect Tuesday. Villanova's Mikal Bridges will participate in an individual workout.

More on the Sixers

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• Josh Harris doesn't shut down Sam Hinkie's possible return to Sixers

• Bryan Colangelo's exit gives Sixers opportunity to recalibrate

Miles Bridges, Lonnie Walker headline Sixers' pre-draft workout Monday

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Miles Bridges, Lonnie Walker headline Sixers' pre-draft workout Monday

The Sixers on Monday will host six prospects for a pre-draft workout.

The group is headlined by Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Miami's Lonnie Walker IV, but also includes Jared Nickens (Maryland), Drew Eubanks (Oregon State), Shake Milton (SMU) and Nuni Omot (Baylor). Both Bridges and Walker are projected lottery picks and could be targets for the Sixers with the No. 10 pick in the draft on June 21.

As a sophomore last season, Bridges averaged 17.1 points and seven rebounds, while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three. Bridges, who stands 6-7 with a smooth shooting stroke, has the tools to be a two-way player at the next level (see Bridges' prospect profile).

In Walker's lone season at Miami he averaged 11.5 points per game, shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from deep. The 6-4 shooting guard is a flat-out scorer and could provide the shot creation that the Sixers are in need of (see Walker's prospect profile).

None of the other four prospects are projected to go in the first round. Milton is the most likely of the four to get drafted after scoring 18 points per game in an injury-shortened junior season. 

In addition to No. 10, the Sixers also have picks 26, 38, 39, 56 and 60.