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NBA Board of Governors Discusses 2020 Draft Delay

The annual spring and early-summer NBA events will be disrupted by the COVID-19 hiatus,

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The NBA Board of Governors has met to discuss timing of the 2020 NBA Draft. Multiple reports are emerging about conclusions from the meeting. Signs point towards the NBA delaying the annual May combine in Chicago, the draft lottery, and perhaps the June draft itself due to physical distance requirements stemming from COVID-19.

Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets that the league has “indefinitely postponed” the combine and lottery drawing.

Both moves make sense in the current climate. Participants could not be in physical contact with staff or each other during the combine, eliminating the usual exercises and tests upon which the event is based. Drawing lottery positions is impossible when the league has not decided how, or whether, the regular season will conclude.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN goes a step farther, saying other dates are in play:

The NBA has been on hiatus due to COVID-19 since March 11th.