NBA Draft officially set for Nov. 18


The NBA has “locked in” the date of Nov. 18 for the 2020 NBA Draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The date had previously been considered tentative, as the league and the NBPA were negotiating the new date.

The date, however, “remains subject to change as circumstances warrant”, according to the NBA.

The draft has been pushed back twice, as the original date was June 25.

When the NBA went on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the draft was again pushed back to Oct. 16.

Teams wanted a later draft to allow the league and the NBPA more time to negotiate the new salary cap numbers for 2020-2021.

There will also be more time for pre-draft preparations, a possible combine and more time to ultimately gather information on the potential start date for next season.

The league office informed team owners that the 2020-2021 NBA season won’t begin earlier than Christmas Day.