The NBA is eliminating many restrictions on in-person evaluations and interviews ahead of the Nov. 18 draft.

From Oct. 16 to Nov. 16, teams may schedule 10 visits of up to 4½ hours with draft-eligible players for the purpose of in-person evaluations, interviews or medical evaluation, according to a memo sent to teams.

The NBA informed teams in April that organizations are prohibited from conducting in-person workouts or interviews with draft-eligible players.

Of major concern to teams will be competitive advantages that occur from the relaxing of pre-draft restrictions. Agents have long used the leverage of withholding medical information from teams to try to steer players to preferred draft destinations.