The NBA season is on pause due to the commitment to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The league suspended the season on March 11 and it appears that several restrictions will remain in place well into the summer. Those expected limitations could lead to a re-tooled scouting process for the 2020 NBA Draft.
According to CBS Sports contributor Jon Rothstein, NBA teams are preparing for a pre-draft process that involves very little contact with prospects.
Sources: Several NBA teams are preparing to make their selections for the 2020 NBA Draft based on Skype interviews and prior in-person scouting. Many are moving forward with the expectation of no combine, no workouts, and no in-person interviews.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 21, 2020
Currently, the Blazers are set to make two selections on draft night. Portland owns their own first-round pick and their second-round pick, that would head to Brooklyn, is heavily protected.
In the 2019 NBA Draft, the Blazers selected Nassir Little late in the first round with minimal contact prior to the selection.