August 19, 2020, 9:17 amZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
The NBA is progressing on plans for a virtual draft combine to be held at regional sites throughout September, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
In what’s likely to become one of the most wide-open draft processes in years, prospective players would attend selected regional team facilities throughout the country. The plan would include team doctors administering physicals at local hospitals and league officials recording body measurables and putting players through physical testing at team facilities. The NBA still hasn’t made a final determination on the location or format for the October 16 draft event after canceling the original pre-draft combine in Chicago that was scheduled for May. It is unlikely that many, if any, top 2020 draft prospects would agree to the workout sessions that would be shared virtually with the league’s teams from the combine sites, but there will be an opportunity for players who want to be evaluated in a limited combine workout environment to do so for NBA teams. The NBA is conducting its draft lottery to determine the selection order from 1 to 14 on Thursday night from Secaucus, New Jersey.