NBA rumors: League formally ‘locked in’ new draft date of November 18

Marcus White
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Report: NBA formally moves 2020 draft to new date of Nov. 18 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Mark your calendars for Nov. 18, if you haven't already.

Less than a week after ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the NBA was targeting that day to hold its draft, Wojnarowski reported Tuesday night that the day is "locked in."

The Warriors' roster for next season, then, will start to take shape eight days before Thanksgiving. Golden State holds the No. 2 pick in the draft, leading to all kinds of intrigue about the franchise's course of action.

Will they select a top college prospect, a la Dayton's Obi Toppin as NBC Sports Bay Area's James Ham projected in his latest mock draft? Will they trade the pick, as front-office types reportedly believe is a foregone conclusion?

The Warriors have a little over two months to make their decision, and you can bet they'll use all of it. Golden State has to get this right, after losing more games last season (50) than the preceding two campaigns combined (49).

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With the date of the draft reportedly set, it's unclear what the rest of the Warriors' offseason will look like.

The NBA reportedly pushed back its key offseason dates, including the draft and the start of free agency, earlier this month. The latter date is not yet set, and was planned for Oct. 18, two days after the initially rescheduled draft date.