NBA Draft 2020: The NBA pushed the dates for all the events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The NBA Draft Combine was also affected. A new Draft Combine system was introduced to provide NBA teams with player evaluation possibilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Players underwent on-court programs at local NBA facilities before undergoing various tests. The scouts and General Managers of teams have their eyes on the players they want. The NBA Draft is around the corner and the results from the Combine have made comparisons easier for the coaches and the scouts.
In the new innovative format, the NBA incorporated a mobile basketball training application to provide analytics and record shooting evaluation portion of the NBA Draft Combine 2020.
Results from the NBA Draft Combine:
Top Free Throw Percentage at NBA Combine (100 attempts):
Mason Jones (98%)
Ty-Shon Alexander (97%)
Cassius Winston (96%)
Immanuel Quickley (94%)
Markus Howard (94%)
Top 3-Point Star Drill Percentage at NBA Combine (20 attempts, spot-up off movement):
Kaleb Wesson (80%)
Immanuel Quickley (75%)
Grant Riller (75%)
Xavier Tillman (75%)
Cassius Winston (70%)
Colorado’s Tyler Bey set an NBA Combine record for forwards with a 43.5-inch max vertical:
6’6” without shoes
6’7” with shoes
8’9.5” standing reach
While these are just statistics, the players have also met team’s representatives, gave interviews, and spoke to the scouts on Zoom calls. The scouts will now decide which player would suit the team after having the results ready.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, and the Charlotte Hornets have the first 3 picks in the NBA Draft 2020. Teams have had an ample amount of time to choose the player that would improve their roster.
With the NBA set to tentatively return on the 22nd of December, training camps will start on the 1st of December as well.
Schedule of the NBA Draft 2020:
Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 07:00 P.M. ET, 05:30 A.M. IST
Location: Hosted virtually at ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut
Where can you watch the NBA Draft?
ESPN and Turner are the Official Broadcasting Partners of the NBA.