The NBA today announced the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery and NBA Draft Combine, which were both scheduled to take place in May, have bee postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic
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"More information on each event will be shared at a later date," the NBA said in a statement. It will continue "to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic and consult with infectious disease specialists, public health experts and government officials."
The Draft Lottery was scheduled for May 19 in Chicago, with the Draft Combine set for May 19-24, with both events unable to proceed without the regular-season standings finalised.
The NBA's Board of Governors voted on those items in a conference call today, but held off on formally pushing back the June 25 Draft date -- although sources still expect that will eventually be done.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 1, 2020
Among the discussion topics today on the call: The merits of moving back the start of the 2020-2021 until December, sources said. Part of that ongoing converation surrounds the opportunity a delay could give NBA teams to get more fans in arenas for more games next season.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 1, 2020
The league has yet to make an announcement on the 2020 NBA Draft, which is scheduled for June 25.