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Report: NBA Targeting Potential Draft Date of Nov. 18

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The league and NBPA have agreed to push back the previously set date of Oct. 16.

2019 NBA Draft Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Update: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the league has sent out a potential date of Nov. 18 for the draft. The decision to delay the draft will allow for a number of benefits, per Wojnarowski:

The original story follows below.


After previously setting the date for the NBA Draft on Oct. 16, the league and NBPA agreed on Tuesday to push back when the marquee event will be held. According to sources cited by Adam Zagoria of The New York Times and Forbes, the draft could take place in mid-to-late November:

The 2020 NBA Draft was originally set for June 25 before the season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of the season restart at Disney World at the end of July, the league set Oct. 16 as the rescheduled date for draft, which has now been pushed back again.

As Shams Charania reported on Tuesday, the start of NBA free agency and the 2020-21 season have also been delayed.

The NBA Finals in Orlando are set to begin on Sept. 30, with the latest possible end date for the 2019-20 season being on Oct. 13.