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The Suns' DeAndre Ayton at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery. Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Given the uncertain nature of how the NBA Draft will transpire due to the coronavirus crisis, teams are preparing to go through the process via Skype interviews and prior in-person interviews, tweets CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein ().

, the June 25 draft may be pushed back if and when the NBA resumes its season. Per the report, the NBA Draft is not a high priority for the league and the resumption of the 2019-20 campaign

“The draft is the last thing on their list,” one executive told ESPN. “We saw it in the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations in 2016. They never even got to (the draft). Revenue drivers will come first, and then we’ll see what happens with the draft after all that gets figured out. It might be a while.”

It’s an unusual scenario for the league and the prospects as the outbreak will reduce the capability of further scouting the players in person. However, given the fluidity of the situation, it’s unclear if and when the process can resume with normalcy. 

This article first appeared on and was syndicated with permission.


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