NBA Draft Lottery Live Stream: How to Watch Online without Cable

NBA Draft Lottery Book Cover NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery takes place on Tuesday, May 17th and helps determine the draft pick order. Want to watch the NBA Draft Lottery online?

We Recommend:

Sling TV button

The NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Tuesday May 17th at 8:00 p.m. in New York City. The lottery sorts out who will receive which picks in the NBA Draft on June 23rd. The first three picks are selected by choosing four lottery balls per pick, which forms a combination matching one assigned to a specific team. Following the first three selections, the draft order is based upon the records of the teams not making the playoffs from worst to best. If you’d like to watch the NBA Draft Lottery live stream, keep reading! 

It looks to be a relatively strong NBA Draft this season and there is especially a lot of interest in the top three picks. At the moment, the teams with the best odds at receiving the top three picks are the 76ers, Lakers, and Celtics (acquired via a trade with the Nets) in that order. At the moment, most believe either Ben Simmons out of LSU or Duke’s Brandon Ingram will be the first and second pick, but there is still a lot of uncertainty out there.

If you are an NBA fan and cable cutter, you’ll want to find a way to watch NBA Draft Lottery online. This is the first step in figuring out the fates of many teams next season and if your favorite team has a chance at a top-3 pick you can’t miss it. Below are some details and recommendations on how to watch the lottery without cable.


Sling TV – The Best Way to Watch an NBA Draft Lottery Live Stream

Sling TV

Our top recommended option to watch NBA Draft Lottery online is through a subscription or trial for Sling TV. The subscription streaming service operates as a full alternative to a cable package for only a fraction of the cost.

The service only costs $20 per month and there is no contract needed. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can get Sling TV 30% off, now $14 per month, and any mobile streaming doesn’t impact your data with the Binge On Plan. You can learn about that deal and start a 7-day free trial through the T-Mobile deal here.

You can watch the NBA Draft Lottery live stream as it airs on ESPN, since that is one of the several channels included in the Sling TV basic package. Others include ESPN2, TBS, TNT, CNN, AMC, A&E, and several others. The stream can be picked up on your computer, phone, tablet, or you can watch it on your TV with Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. You can even watch NBA Draft Lottery online free with the 7-day trial from Sling TV.

Another deal through Sling TV gets you a free Roku player when you subscribe to Sling TV for just three months. This is an awesome deal and you are basically getting either Sling TV or the Roku free since the cheaper Roku player retails at $70 and three months of Sling TV costs only $60. This is a great time to sign up and watch the NBA Playoffs online with Sling TV and tons of other sports and shows.

Learn more about the service in our in-depth Sling TV review.


Watch NBA Draft Lottery Online with PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue

Another option to watch the NBA Draft Lottery live stream is PlayStation Vue offered by Sony. It is more expensive than Sling TV at $29.99 per month in most areas, but it does include over 50 cable channels live streaming. Channels included are ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, TBS, TNT, CNN, Comedy Central, and many more. There are also additional plans to add even more channels including some premium ones. You can find out about all the packages in our PlayStation Vue review.

You can watch PlayStation Vue streaming with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS devices, or PlayStation consoles. There is a downside of PlayStation Vue if you want to stream it on the go or outside your home. Several channels limit the ability for subscribers to stream them on their mobile devices, so if you are not in your home there will be channels you cannot watch on your iPhone or iPad. But, if you’re staying in your house it will be a great way to watch NBA Draft Lottery online on Tuesday.

Learn more in our PlayStation Vue review


Find out How to Watch More Sports Online

Obviously, if you are an NBA fan and you cut cable you will want to know how to watch as many basketball games online as possible. Well, our NBA guide for cable cutters will help you with that. And, we also have a guide for watching other sports online as well.



Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier has a background in finance and information technology and has written for publications with themes ranging from sports to enterprise technology and investments.
Matt Pelletier