NBA 2K League Holds First Expansion Draft Tonight

The NBA 2K League has its first Expansion Draft today, Wednesday, Sept. 7 2018, at 6 pm EST on Twitch.

Four expansion teams, affiliates of the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves, will each select two players from a pool of 68 players, who previously participated in the inaugural season. These gamers were not protected by their original team. 

Players selected will join their new homes for the 2019 season.

The draft will be a two-round snake draft, this means the second round will have the inverse order. Take a look below to see what I mean:

Round One Draft Order

1. Atlanta Hawks Affiliate

2. Brooklyn Nets Affiliate

3. Minnesota Timberwolves Affiliate

4. Los Angeles Lakers Affiliate

 

Round Two Draft Order

1. Los Angeles Lakers Affiliate

2. Minnesota Timberwolves Affiliate

3. Brooklyn Nets Affiliate

4. Atlanta Hawks Affiliate

The first trade window will take place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 10. During this period, teams will have the opportunity to make trades, retain players in exchange for 2019 draft picks. Catch the action either on Twitch or Twitter today.

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