The NBA has officially set dates for the draft, the early entry and withdrawal deadline, and free agency, among other key events.
This morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that the NBA Draft has been confirmed for October 16, with an early entry deadline set for August 17 and a withdrawal date set for Oct. 6.
With this news, players will be able to pull their names out just ten days prior to the draft.
Source: Early entry withdrawl date: October 6 — 10 days prior to draft. https://t.co/JzS7rXsW06
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2020
In other dates of interest, free agency will open on Oct. 18, with a moratorium period on deals set for Oct. 19-23.
Negotiations with free agents will start at 6 p.m. ET on Oct. 18.
Earlier this month, the NBA tentatively set the Draft Lottery for August 25 to determine the first 14 selections, followed by the NBA Draft on October 15.
The NBA’s Board of Governors has also voted to approve the league’s 22-team format to restart the 2019-2020 season in Orlando starting on July 31 and set to last through October.