When is the NBA Draft in 2020? New date, time, location, lottery odds & extra to know

The 2020 NBA Draft was in a state of flux for months because the league tried to navigate the issues introduced by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Now with the 2019-20 season again on monitor, the offseason calendar is beginning to take form. Extra challenges may come up, in fact, however prime prospects like LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman can no less than begin making ready for the draft course of.

MORE: Breaking down the 2020 NBA Draft lottery

When will groups be on the clock? Here is the whole lot you must know in regards to the 2020 NBA Draft.

When is the NBA Draft in 2020?

  • Date: Oct. 16, 2020
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Barclays Heart, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 2020 NBA Draft will happen on Oct. 16 at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Nets’ dwelling venue. The primary and second rounds might be held on that date.

NBA Draft TV channel, the right way to reside stream

This yr’s draft might be broadcast on ESPN. You can too stream the draft on the Watch ESPN app.

Will the NBA Draft course of be in-person or digital?

The NBA has not but made an official determination on the way it will conduct this yr’s draft, lottery or mix. The league did ship out emails informing a number of prospects they’d been chosen to attend the mix, based on ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, however the NBA made it clear there isn’t a assure a mix will truly happen forward of the draft.

Whereas a digital draft would not be very best, the NFL proved it can be done, and that draft coated seven rounds over three days. The NBA may use the NFL as a mannequin and try and restrict any technical issues that may arise.

For now, NBA entrance workplaces are restricted to organising digital conferences and watching outdated sport movie as they proceed to construct their draft boards.

NBA Draft lottery odds

The 2020 NBA Draft lottery might be held Aug. 20. The lottery odds are primarily based on the data of groups when the 2019-20 season was suspended on March 11.

Listed below are every crew’s lottery odds with the p.c probability to land every decide (via Tankathon).

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 AVG
Warriors 14.0 13.4 12.7 11.9 47.9                   3.7
Cavaliers 14.0 13.4 12.7 12.0 27.8 20.0                 3.9
Timberwolves 14.0 13.4 12.7 12.0 14.8 26.0 7.0               4.1
Hawks 12.5 12.2 11.9 11.5 7.2 25.7 16.7 2.2             4.4
Pistons 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.5 2.2 19.6 26.7 8.7 0.6           5.0
Knicks 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6   8.6 29.8 20.6 3.7 0.1         5.5
Bulls 7.5 7.8 8.1 8.5     19.7 34.1 12.9 1.3 >0.0       6.2
Hornets 6.0 6.3 6.7 7.2       34.5 32.1 6.8 0.4 >0.0     7.0
Crew 9 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.7         50.7 25.9 3.0 0.1 >0.0   8.0
Crew 10 3.0 3.3 3.6 4.0           65.9 19.0 1.2 >0.0 >0.0 9.2
Crew 11 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.8             77.6 12.6 0.4 >0.0 10.3
Crew 12 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8               86.1 7.6 0.1 11.5
Crew 13 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.7                 92.0 2.3 12.4
Crew 14 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6                   97.6 13.7

NBA mock draft 2020

SN’s mock draft following the suspension of play in March, curated by NBA Draft expert Chris Stone, takes a have a look at the highest prospects on this yr’s class.

Right here is Stone’s projected prime 5 for this yr’s draft:

  1. Warriors — Anthony Edwards, Georgia
  2. Cavaliers — James Wiseman, Memphis
  3. Timberwolves — LaMelo Ball, Illawarra
  4. Hawks — Isaac Okoro, Auburn
  5. Pistons — Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky

Check out the rest of Stone’s mock draft here.