Team Execs Skeptical NBA Draft Will Remain Scheduled For Oct. 16

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Team Execs Skeptical NBA Draft Will Remain Scheduled For Oct. 16 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:23 pm

Team executives have become skeptical that the 2020 NBA Draft will proceed as scheduled on October 16th.


The start of NBA free agency, currently scheduled for October 18th, is already expected to be postponed.


There is doubt that the NBA and NBPA will be able to agree to a firm salary cap for the 20-21 by either date. The cap is determined by the NBA's overall revenue projection, based in large part on the revenue from the current season. The final cap number typically arrives between he draft and free agency. This year as scheduled, there are only 48 hours between events.


The NBA may prefer to keep the current draft date to capitalize on momentum coming out of the bubble.

Via Zach Lowe/ESPN

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Re: Team Execs Skeptical NBA Draft Will Remain Scheduled For Oct. 16 

Post#2 » by donemilio21 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:11 am

this would be unprecedented for NBA, but they could postpone the draft until a week before training camps open, and dont hold a summer league type thing at all.

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