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Report: NBA, NCAA postponing early entry withdrawal date for prospects

This will allow NBA Draft prospects more time to make a decision on their future, which likely will impact the date of the draft.

Jordan Poole greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-eight overall pick to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA and NCAA made a decision Wednesday to postpone indefinitely the early entry withdrawal date for 2020 NBA Draft prospects, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.

This pretty much means anyone who declared for the NBA Draft out of college but didn’t hire an agent has more time to make a decision. They would usually have to make said decision on June 3 — either stay in the draft or go back to school. Because prospects have more time, this can only mean the timeline for the draft is being pushed back again.

It does mean good news for a return to basketball. If the NBA decides to move back this date it can only mean the draft is being pushed back. If that’s the case, they want it to come after the season finishes, which means we should get basketball soon — probably in about 2 months or so.