Drama has already surrounded the weeks leading up to the draft, with Joel Embiid's broken foot leading the way as teams at the top have scrambled to reassess their draft boards. Trade discussion around Kevin Love and Josh Smith has surfaced as well, and who could forget about LeBron James opting out and entering free agency on Monday?
The final mock draft
Our final mock of the 2014 draft season attempts to determine what havoc Joel Embiid's slide will wreak.
Teams have been floating rumors and trade ideas out into the ether over the last two weeks. Cleveland appears to be undecided on what to do with the No. 1 overall pick, and have fielded offers from the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic.
The questions are more than just who goes where on Thursday. The draft is about success, unseen failure, big trades and directional changes for franchises for perhaps the next decade.
Let's take a look at how you can tune in to see what the next step is for your team.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: June 26, 2014
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York