Team executives have become skeptical that the 2020 NBA Draft will proceed as scheduled on October 16th, according to Zach Lowe.
The start of NBA free agency, currently scheduled for October 18th, is already expected to be postponed.
There is doubt that the NBA and NBPA will be able to agree to a firm salary cap for the 20-21 by either date. The cap is determined by the NBA's overall revenue projection, based in large part on the revenue from the current season. The final cap number typically arrives between he draft and free agency. This year as scheduled, there are only 48 hours between events.
The NBA may prefer to keep the current draft date to capitalize on momentum coming out of the bubble.
"There are lots of people around the NBA ecosystem who don't expect free agency to start until sometime in November, or perhaps even early December," wrote Lowe.