For years, NBA franchises have relied on credible scouting reports that resulted in select prospects partaking in workouts ahead of the NBA Draft. With several players located overseas, the annual NBA Combine was an opportunity for teams seeking the next international talent.
However, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, several teams are preparing for the NBA to cancel the upcoming NBA Combine and all pending workouts. The NBA Combine was originally scheduled to take place from May 21st to May 24th in Chicago. This news comes following the outbreak of the Coronavirus across the United States.
Without clear-cut workout in front of NBA ownership, teams will rely on aspects such as film, scouting reports, and perhaps online interviews en route to making their most accurate respective draft profiles.
Considering the NBA is within suspension of play, many teams are likely working on their pre-draft tasks at this time. Talents such as LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, Cole Anthony and Obi Toppin are expected to headline the upcoming class.
At this time, the 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 25, 2020, at Barclays Center. With no sign of regression from the Coronavirus however, the event could be shifted into a televised event without fans and prospects in attendance.