REPORT: NBA Draft expected to be pushed back to September

Jamie Hudson
NBC Sports Northwest

At the end of April, reports surfaced that the 2020 NBA Draft would be pushed back to August or September.

Now it's reportedly going to be September at the earliest.  

The draft was originally set for June 25, 2020, but of course, that was before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the league to shut down.

Now, the NBA Draft is expected to take place in September, that's according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  

According to the report, the NBA is also considering holding the typical early July free agency period before the draft rather than holding it after.

This is no surprise really that the draft is getting pushed back. It was expected since the league postponed the Draft Lottery and Combine indefinitely.

The Lottery was scheduled for May 19. The Combine was set to run from May 21-24 in Chicago.

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