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The NBA has informed teams that they can conduct virtual interviews with prospects ahead of the 2020 draft but will not be allowed to conduct in-person workouts or request live virtual workouts, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Teams will have up to four hours of virtual interview time with each prospect and can interview a single player for no more than two hours in one week, according to Charania.
The 2020 NBA Draft is tentatively scheduled for June 25, which would have followed the conclusion of the 2020 Finals. But the season has been on hold since March 11 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, adding unprecedented uncertainty to the pre-draft process.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed Monday that he's told his staff not to expect a decision on the future of the 2019-20 season until May at the earliest. With draft order - including the lottery to determine the first 14 overall picks - tied to regular-season records, team executives have only a broad understanding of where they might be selecting when the draft actually commences.
The Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Minnesota Timberwolves owned the three worst records in the league prior to the stoppage. If those teams kept their current positions, each would boast a 14% chance of winning the first overall pick in the lottery and a 52.1% chance of claiming a top-four selection.