2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
21-61, 5th in Pacific

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Being picked #1 overall also affords you front row status. DeAndre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and other Suns draftees will be introduced to the media within a half hour.

2d

2018 Post-draft reactions

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).

2d

Mikal Brides, PHO

Mikal Bridges was excited to be selected by the Sixers at 10 but was later traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though the 76ers are trading one of the ESPN draft analytics model's favorite players in Mikal Bridges, they are getting back another player that the model thought was underrated in Zhaire Smith. The former Texas Tech player ranked ninth in the model's rankings.

76ers draft Mikal Bridges, later dealt to Suns (2:43)
Ayton goes No. 1 overall to Suns (2:13)
2d

Who Will Go Number 1

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate who the most interesting player in the NBA Draft is, discuss the Dwight Howard trade, if Kevin Ollie deserved to be fired and more.

Ayton says he and Booker could be Shaq-Kobe 2.0 (1:34)
4d

RR: Jay Bilas & Bobby Marks

Russillo on all the LeBron and Kawhi rumors plus Jay Bilas previews the NBA Draft and Bobby Marks tells the story of trying to sign LeBron when he was with the Nets.

4d

Is CP3 Snitching On LeBron?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if Chris Paul is leaking information about LeBron preferring LA over Houston, preview the NBA Draft, discuss Julio Jones hanging out with T.O. and much more.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Puma signed likely No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement contract. It also signed Clyde Frazier, the company's original endorser, to a lifetime deal. In a Q&A, Ayton told Frazier that he's comfortable shooting 3s & defending guards. (Credit: PUMA/Jamie McCarthy):

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaren Jackson Jr. joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. "It's great, it's really special because that's exactly what I would want if I was in high school," Jackson Jr. said of speaking to the teens. ".... We're still growing just like them, we're learning new things just like them. Instead of us being some executive or something like that, we can relate to them." Jackson Jr. has worked out for the Hawks and Suns and is expected to be selected within the top five picks on Thursday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal was asked about LeBron James: "My problem toward the end of my career was I was trying to shut everybody up and I was greedy (for more championships)," O'Neal said, relating that to James' coming free agency decision. "After I got to three (titles) everybody was saying I couldn't get another. So I got four. After I got the fourth, they were saying I couldn't get another one. So I was trying to make quick stops to get it. Phoenix, Cleveland, Boston."

5d

Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).

Prospect Profile: Elie Okobo (0:34)
Do the Suns now have Shaq and Kobe 2.0? (0:35)
What are Ayton's weaknesses? (2:34)
Prospect Profile: Deandre Ayton (0:48)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.921st
Rebounds Per Game44.112th
Assists Per Game21.329th
Points Allowed113.330th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182161.256
2016-172458.293
2015-162359.280
2014-153943.476
2013-144834.585