The NBA is aiming for November 18 for the 2020 NBA Draft, according to ESPN. This marks the second adjustment to the draft date, originally scheduled for June 25 before the pandemic forced the league to move it to October 16.
According to the report, amendments to the CBA have yet to be negotiated to establish a salary cap and luxury tax threshold for the 2020-21 season, something that needs to be completed before the league calendar returns to planning activity. of the roster.
If the draft were finally conducted in mid-November, it would be eight months since the New York Knicks last played a significant basketball game. Typically, even for teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, there is only a 2.5-month gap between the end of the regular season and the draft.