New date for 2020 NBA draft reportedly may be October 16

Here’s the New York Post tracking the latest reports regarding the rescheduled NBA draft:

NBA prospects now have a date they can attach to their dreams, but it will entail waiting nearly four more months for that memorable evening.

The 2020 NBA Draft will be held Oct. 16, according to multiple reports, four months after it was originally scheduled.

The cutoff date for early entries will be Aug. 17 – though the date for college players to withdraw from the draft is Aug. 3…

International and non-college players have until Oct. 6 to withdraw from the draft.

The NBA hopes to resume play in late July, using Disney Wide World of Sports as their single-site location. Right now, their competitive plan regarding the structure of the remaining games and playoffs is set, but nothing else is official yet.

It seems likely that once the new 2020 draft date gets set in stone, it won’t change. Because it can be done remotely, with all parties operating from their homes if needed. And the draft does have to happen — presumably.

No matter what happens with coronavirus cases in sports or the world, the league can stick with the rescheduled draft date should they decide they must. So our guess is, once the league makes the draft’s new date official, they’ll probably stick with it.

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