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No final decisions have been made on 2020 NBA Draft lottery or combine amid coronavirus pandemic


One NBA official tells Marc Berman of The New York Post that no final decisions have been made on the Draft lottery or combine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Draft lottery is tentatively scheduled for May 19 in Chicago, while the combine is scheduled for May 21-24:

Next on the coronavirus chopping block could well be the NBA Draft Lottery and Draft Combine, according to sources.

The lottery is scheduled for May 19 in Chicago. That event was to be followed by NBA Draft Combine in the same city May 21-24.

An NBA official said no final decisions have been made on the lottery or combine.

Just yesterday, Adam Zagoria of Forbes reported that the 2020 Draft is expected to be pushed back to July or August.

The NBA could end the 2019-20 season in late August and begin the 2020-21 regular season in December. If that happens, the NBA Draft, combine and free agency would all have to be rearranged.

The NBA owners are hopeful to resume play in the summer. The CDC is currently recommending no crowds of 50 or more people through at least mid-May.

There are seven players in the NBA that we know have the coronavirus. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and shooting guard Donovan Mitchell were the first two players to test positive. They were followed by Detroit Pistons rising star Christian Wood, Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant and three unnamed Nets players.

As it stands, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have the top record in the NBA. If the season is canceled altogether, the Toronto Raptors would still technically be champions.