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Vaccinated NBA Personnel to Return to Overseas Scouting

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, fully-vaccinated NBA personnel are once again permitted to travel overseas.

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The NBA is set to allow fully-vaccinated team personnel to return to overseas activity. According to ESPN analyst Jonathan Givony, the league is lifting the restriction it put in place in October of 2020.

Givony provided the updated news on NBA’s policy on Monday.

Source: The NBA has informed teams that fully-vaccinated NBA personnel are permitted to travel overseas to evaluate draft prospects once again. The NBA had banned international travel since October 9th of 2020.

The Portland Trail Blazers, as part of the trade that landed Robert Covington from the Houston Rockets, will not have a first-round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft if they qualify for the postseason. The Blazers also lack a second-round pick in this upcoming draft.