WATCH: 2017 NBA draft

UPDATE: This event has ended.

Basketball fans around the world will tune in Thursday night as their teams select future stars -- or busts -- in the 2017 NBA draft.

The excitement started days before the draft when in a major shake-up the Philadelphia 76ers traded up to grab the No. 1 pick from the Boston Celtics in return for their No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick.

Check out the 2017 NBA Draft order:

2017 NBA Draft order
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2017 NBA Draft order
1. Boston Celtics
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Phoenix Suns
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Orlando Magic
7. Minnesota Timberwolves
8. New York Knicks
9. Dallas Mavericks
10. Sacramento Kings
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Detroit Pistons
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Miami Heat
15. Portland Trailblazers
16. Chicago Bulls
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. Indiana Pacers
19. Atlanta Hawks
20. Portland Trailblazers (from Memphis Grizzlies)
21. Oklahoma City Thunder
22. Brooklyn Nets (from Washington Wizards)
23. Toronto Raptors (from LA Clippers)
24. Utah Jazz
25. Orlando Magic (from Toronto Raptors)
26. Portland Trailblazers (from Cleveland Cavaliers)
27. Brooklyn Nets (from Boston Celtics)
28. Los Angeles Lakers (from Houston Rockets)
29. San Antonio Spurs
30. Utah Jazz (from Golden State Warriors)

Most experts predict the Sixers will select Markelle Fultz from the University of Washington as the No. 1 overall pick. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to take hometown favorite Lonzo Ball as the No. 2 pick. At the No. 3 spot, the Celtics are anticipated to select Duke's Jayson Tatum or Kansas' Josh Jackson.

Even though the first couple picks appear to be set, the selections to follow are anyone's guess.

This year's draft will kick off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Watch Adrian Wojnarowski and The Vertical team live from Yahoo's NYC Studios in the video player above to follow all the highlights. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET and the NBA draft begins at 7 p.m. ET.

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