The NBA has postponed indefinitely the 2020 Draft Lottery and the Draft Combine due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic. Both events were going to take place in Chicago later in May.
The league is still monitoring the pandemic situation and will reveal more details in later dates:
“More information on each event will be shared at a later date as the NBA continues to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic and consult with infectious disease specialists, public health experts and government officials.”
With both the combine and the lottery being postponed, it’s just a matter of time before the 2020 NBA Draft is officially postponed too. According to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, the NBA’s Board of Governors hold off the voting to decide if the Draft was moved from the initial date of June 25.
The NBA's Board of Governors voted on those items in a conference call today, but held off on formally pushing back the June 25 Draft date — although sources still expect that will eventually be done.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 1, 2020
The league is still trying to figure the best scenario to resume the season since it was suspended due to the pandemic. Recently, they announced teams would have the possibility to reopen training facilities starting May 8.