Sports NBA Draft to be held at Barclays Center on June 23 NBA Commissioner Adam Silver poses for a photo with the 2015 draft class during the 2015 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 25, 2015. Photo Credit: Mike Stobe By Mike Rose firstname.lastname@example.org May 18, 2016 1:28 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The NBA announced on Wednesday that this year’s draft will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 23, starting at 7 p.m. This will be the fourth consecutive year that Barclays Center will host the draft. The Philadelphia 76ers have the No. 1 overall pick, after winning Tuesday night’s lottery. The Los Angeles Lakers will pick second and the Boston Celtics have the third selection. LSU forward Ben Simmons and Duke forward Brandon Ingram — both freshmen — are widely regarded as the top two players in the draft. The Knicks and Nets don’t have first-round picks, having traded theirs away in past deals. By Mike Rose email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.