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NBA reportedly targeting late September start for 2020 Draft Combine

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On May 1, the NBA indefinitely suspended the NBA Draft Lottery and the Draft Combine, both originally scheduled for May, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now that the 2020 NBA Draft was pushed back from its rescheduled date of mid-October to mid-November, the league is targeting a late September start date for the Draft Combine.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is planning for the combine to be conducted beginning September 28 through early-to-mid November.

The combine will take place in team markets as well as virtually, according to the report.

The league has circled November 18 on its calendar for the 2020 NBA Draft.

The draft was initially rescheduled for October 16 before the NBA and NBPA elected to push back key dates such as the draft, free agency and the start of the 2020-21 season.

The Portland Trail Blazers currently own the 16th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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