NBA Draft Now Scheduled For November 18

The NBA Draft is now set for Nov. 18, although the league said the date “remains subject to change.”

The Draft was originally set for June 25 and then pushed to Oct. 16.

“The revised date allows additional time to conduct the 2020 pre-draft process, gather more information about the potential start date for the 2020-21 season and advance conversations between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association regarding related Collective Bargaining Agreement matters,” the league said in a statement.

As has previously been reported, the start date of the 2020-21 season is also expected to be pushed back from Dec. 1. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Aug. 20 that that date is “feeling a little bit early to me.”

The Draft Lottery was held Aug. 20 and the Timberwolves earned the right to pick No. 1. The Warriors own the No. 2 pick and the Hornets are at No. 3.

The Bulls, Cavaliers, Hawks, Pistons, Knicks, Wizards and Suns round out the Top 10, with the Spurs, Kings, Pelicans and Celtics at 11-14.

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