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2020 NBA Draft expected to be pushed back to July or August

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The 2020 NBA Draft is expected to be pushed back to July or August, per Adam Zagoria of Forbes.

The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season last Wednesday after Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

The league is trying to resume the season in the summer:

The NBA has begun collecting data on available dates for NBA arenas, practice facilities, as well as G League venues through the end of August. The league would like to resume the season at some point, but the CDC is currently recommending no crowds of 50 or more people through at least mid-May.

The NBA could conceivably end the season in late August and begin the 2020-21 regular season in December, just like the 2011-12 lockout season. That year, the NBA season started on Christmas Day.

Right now, no one knows if the NBA is going to start up again. There is a chance the 2019-20 season gets canceled altogether.

Tuesday brought on more bad news, as four Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for the virus. Again, it’s sad to say this, but there are likely going to be more positive test results with NBA players since the virus spreads so deceptively.

LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman are the two NBA Draft prospects fans can’t seem to stop talking about. LaMelo is the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball.

In a high school game back in 2017, LaMelo scored a whopping 92 points, including 41 in the fourth quarter.

As for Wiseman, he averaged 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in three games for Memphis this season before leaving the school. He shot 76.9 percent from the field and 70.4 percent from the free-throw line.