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New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
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The league has informed teams of a potential revised 2020 NBA Draft date of November 18, sources tell ESPN. The NBA and NBPA have been negotiating on that new date.


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In a memo to teams today, the NBA explains that pushing the draft date back from October 16 allows for a pre-draft prep and a combine, more time to gather information on the potential start date for next season, and the advancing of talks with the NBPA on CBA matters.


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A significant part of why teams wanted that draft pushed back -- in this case, likely a month to November 18 -- was to allow the NBA and NBPA more time to negotiate the new salary cap numbers for 2020-2021. Teams need those figures to be able to conduct trades around the draft.
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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
I think we can also infer from this that the next season won’t start until at least January 2021.


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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
I think Silver confirmed as much at the Lottery.


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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
Yay.. we get to over analyze these prospects for another month.


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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
No need to over analyze, Kira Lewis is the guy


Macintosh504
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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
Ehhh depends which wings players are available at our pick number. I like Lewis though


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Fun Bunch
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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
Shams update:

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NBA’s league office informed Board of Governors today that the 2020-21 season won’t begin earlier than Christmas Day, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Nov. 18 Draft date, 20-21 start date remain fluid.


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re: New Draft date may be November 18, Update: season will not begin before Xmas
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the 2020-21 season won’t begin earlier than Christmas Day, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Nov. 18 Draft date, 20-21 start date remain fluid.


There should be a vaccine available by then, and it will be interesting to see if the league requires all the players, coaches, referees, etc. to take it. Doing that will eliminate the need for a bubble.

Of course, fans will be a different story. But resumption of regular practice and play without a bubble depends on a vaccine, and any vaccine will initially only be available to high-risk people (people like nurses and the elderly), and the NBA won't try to get special permission to get the vaccine early.

At this point, there are 4 different vaccines that are likely to be approved for emergency use by then. It's just a question of when their availability is extended from high-risk people to the general public.


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There should be a vaccine available by then, and it will be interesting to see if the league requires all the players, coaches, referees, etc. to take it.
will be more interesting to see guys like MPJ refuse those vaccines and what happens then


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