Will the Warriors take the best player available with the No. 2 pick in October’s NBA draft, or will they trade the pick?Breaking down the Warriors’ options with the No. 2 NBA draft pick — Daily Democrat
The NBA has firmed up the schedule for what will be a hectic time for teams this fall, deciding on Oct. 16 as the date for this year’s draft and saying clubs can begin talking to free agents two days later. The annual moratorium will begin at 9:01 a.m. PDT on Oct. 19 and continue…NBA draft set for Oct. 16, free-agent talks may begin Oct. 18 — Press Telegram
The NBA has set the draft date for Oct. 16, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday morning.
The early-entry deadline to declare for the draft is Aug. 17, according to Wojnarowski.
Players who have already applied need not reapply, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Players who have already withdrawn are allowed to re-apply.
The draft lottery is scheduled for Aug. 25. At that time, the Golden State Warriors will know where they will be picking in the first round. From there, they will have about 7.5 weeks to finalize their plans.
With the worst record in the league, the Warriors have a 14% chance of getting the first pick and a 47.9% chance of getting the fifth pick.
Golden State has a 40.1% chance of staying in the top three.
Important to clarify that after the NCAA withdrawal deadline of August 3rd, any collegiate player who enter the NBA Draft (by August 17th) will be in for good. This is all pending NBPA approval, so nothing official yet until that happens.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 20, 2020
The deadline to withdraw from the draft is Oct. 6, according to Givony. However, because the NCAA withdrawal deadline is Aug. 3, a player who waits until October to withdraw would not be able to play at school.
Similarly, a prospect who declares for the draft on or around Aug. 17 cannot return to school, as it is after that Aug. 3 deadline.
This will likely not affect the Warriors, whose first-round pick will be in the top five and who do not currently own a second-round pick.
None of the players Golden State is considering in the first round would decide to return to school.
The extra time for undecided international prospects also likely won’t play a role in the Warriors’ decision. LaMelo Ball and Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) wing Deni Avdija are the only two international players in the realm of that Warriors pick, and they have been considered top prospects all season.
If Golden State does trade into the second round, that’s where this deadline could come into play.
Jalen Hill is returning to Westwood. The UCLA forward has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft, a school spokesperson said, to return to the Bruins for his redshirt junior season. Hill’s name was on a list of players who declared early for the draft released by the NBA this week. Hill started in 25…UCLA forward Jalen Hill withdraws his name from NBA Draft — Daily News
UCLA forward Jalen Hill has declared early for the NBA Draft. The redshirt sophomore was among the 163 players on a list released by the league Tuesday night naming those who had declared early for the draft. Hill is the second Bruin to test the NBA waters, joining junior guard Chris Smith. Both still have…UCLA forward Jalen Hill declares early for NBA Draft — Press Telegram
18-year-old LaMelo Ball has reportedly declared for the 2020 NBA Draft after one season abroad in the National Basketball League, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Ball was named the NBL Rookie of the Year after averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds, seven assists and 1.7 steals in 12 games with the Illawarra Hawks. His season was cut short due to a foot injury but he is expected to be fully healthy prior to next season.
Ball is considered to be in the discussion for the No. 1 pick given his potential and ability to lead a team on the court. He filled up the stat sheet on a number of occasions in the NBL and became the first player in the 40-minute era to have consecutive triple-doubles.Shams Charania✔@ShamsCharania
Sources: Potential top pick LaMelo Ball has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Ball was under “professional” category of early-entry candidates distributed to teams Tuesday night. Virtual pre-draft process can now begin with teams.2
San Diego State forward Matt Mitchell has declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to schoolSan Diego State’s Mitchell declares for NBA draft —
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Texas Tech freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey officially declared for the NBA draft Saturday. The freshman averaged 15 points per game last season and 4 rebounds a game. He shot nearly 43 percent from behind the arc. Ramsey has not signed with an agent yet, so he still has the option to return to Texas Tech. The […]Texas Tech’s Ramsey declares for NBA draft — Yourbasin
Kenyan-born Australian teen Makur Maker enters NBA Draft: Kenyan-born Australian teen Makur Maker, a cousin of NBA player Thon Maker, and Cameroonian forward Paul EbouaKenyan-born Australian teen Makur Maker enters NBA Draft — Diaspora Messenger News Media