The NBA’s regular season is winding out, and the play-in tournaments are set to commence on May 18. The postseason will officially begin on May 22 and run through June 22.
After that, all eyes will be on the 2021 NBA Draft.
Ahead of that draft will be the combine. This year, we’ll get an actual combine, which is terrific to hear after COVID-19 wiped it out last year.
This year’s event will be held in Chicago and have quick a list of activities for prospects to show off their skill set.
Sources: 2021 NBA Draft Combine is scheduled to take place in person June 21-27 in Chicago at Wintrust Arena and Marriott Marquis, consisting of team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, measurements, strength/agility testing, halfcourt drills and medicals.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 11, 2021
Brandon Boston Jr. and Isaiah Jackson should be in Chicago that week. Sadly, Terrence Clarke would’ve also likely been there but passed away in an automobile accident a few weeks ago.
For the Wildcats, all eyes will be on Boston, a player that was projected to be a lottery pick but struggled in his lone season in Lexington. His athleticism and ceiling are still high, but he has his work cut out for him to be a first-round pick.
Jackson, who had a surprisingly good season at UK, should be a first-round pick.
As for the draft, following the combine yet before the actual event, the league will put on the lottery. That is slated for June 22 with the draft set to start on July 29.
Everything for the season will wrap up in June and then the draft is in July before the offseason truly sets in for the remainder of the summer.