The NBA has set dates for the 2021 draft, lottery and combine, according to Shams Charania.
The dates for the events are as follows:
- Draft combine: June 21 – June 27
- Draft lottery: June 22
- Draft: July 29
This year’s NBA playoffs are scheduled to go from May 22 – July 22, so the draft will be a week after the season concludes.
The NBA also usually sets its early draft entrant withdrawal deadline for 10 days before the draft, so that date will be set as July 19.
Last year, the draft and draft-related events were held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s still unknown what the NBA will decide to do this year and if they ultimately want to hold in-person events with participants and possibly fans coming from all around the country.