The NBA has reportedly changed the 2020 lottery draft date to August 20, moved from the previous August 25, according to Stadium and The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The 2020 NBA project will remain on October 16th.
After a four-month layoff due to the coronavirus, the NBA is ready to restart its season in the Orlando, Florida area, starting July 30. There will be eight seeding games for each team, followed by potential play-in games scheduled for August 15-16.
With the playoff teams determined from that point, the league can move on with the draft lottery.
An earlier date offers teams the opportunity to perform more advanced scouting based on their location.
The Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves each have a 14 percent chance of earning the top spot, according to Tankathon. Everyone also has a 52.1 percent landing hit in the first four spots.
None of the eight lowest ranked teams will take part in the restarted season, giving organizations little to do besides preparing for the draft and tackling other off-season issues.
Although no combine has been announced, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported last month that the league hoped to bring prospects to Orlando for measurements, interviews and medical tests. It could be important with a completely open draft compared to previous years, without an overall choice n. 1 foolproof. LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and others are considered options for being the first potential off the board.