The NBPA is preparing for the probability that the start of free agency will be pushed back several weeks. The delay will likely be due to the uncertainity surrounding the league's projected revenues and salary cap. By waiting for free agency to start, teams will have a clearer understanding of the cap and luxury tax projections.
The NBA is currently scheduled to begin on October 18th with the moratorium to run through October 23rd.
The draft is scheduled to take place on October 16th, following the last possible date for The Finals on October 13th. With the push to delay the start of free agency, there is also support to play the draft.