Rockets Daryl Morey talks NBA return, Rudy T, NBA draft, and more

General Manager Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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NBA Draft in limbo?

With the NBA’s calendar year being significantly thrown out of whack due to the hiatus, one major question has been regarding the NBA Draft. The draft was initially set to take place on June 25th, which would in theory take place in either the middle of the hiatus or during the postseason.

For this reason, it seems like a guarantee that the draft will be delayed, but how long? If the NBA wants to be finished by Labor Day, could we really expect the draft to be delayed until September?

Sure that’d be possible, but how would that affect the rest of the offseason? And above all else, how can we even determine that without knowing the duration of the hiatus?

Morey expressed his thoughts on everything pertaining to the draft.

It’s pretty much ‘I don’t know.’ One nice thing about the draft is there’s a lot of flexibility on when you hold that. That one has less hard and fast rules on when you have to have it and how it works.

There’s more flexibility there so there’s probably more opportunity for them to figure out interesting ways to do the draft.  There could be some creativity with the draft.

We’ll see. I know the league office is working on everything and we’re actively giving them ideas, but we’re letting them take the lead.

Morey leaves alot to the imagination, as he mentions the league could get creative with the draft, and that the league office is “working on everything.” It’s possible league commissioner Adam Silver could decide to make a similar decision as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, which brings us to the next segment of the interview.

Next: Virtual draft