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When is the 2020 NBA Draft?

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2019 NBA Draft (NBA Getty Images)

The 2020 NBA Draft is set for June 26, 2020.

We'll have a better idea of where the top prospects could start their professional careers on May 20, when the 2020 NBA Draft lottery is held in Chicago, Illinois. The NBA Board of Governors recently approved a number changes to the lottery system that includes leveling the odds at the top of the draft to give the league's three-worst teams an equal chance at the No. 1 pick.

Previously, the team with the worst record had a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery, while the second-worst had a 19.9 percent chance and the third-worst had a 15.6 percent chance. The new changes helped the New Orleans Pelicans win the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, paving the way for them to select Zion Williamson from Duke University.

MORE: Fact or Fiction for Zion's rookie season

Here are the other No. 1 picks this decade:

  • 2010: John Wall (Washington Wizards)
  • 2011: Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 2012: Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • 2013: Anthony Bennett (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 2014: Andrew Wiggins (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 2015: Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 2016: Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 2017: Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 2018: Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns)

The 2020 NBA Draft Combine will also start on May 21 and run through May 24 (by local time in Chicago).

The deadline for the early entrant withdrawal is 5 p.m. on June 16 (2:30 AM), 10 days before the draft is scheduled.

The latest possible date the 2020 NBA Finals will end is June 22.

Note: All dates and times are in IST (Indian Standard Time) unless mentioned otherwise.

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