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NBA making major changes to pre-draft process for workouts, interviews

Teams will be allowed to conduct interviews by phone or video, though they will be capped at a total of four hours with any draft prospect.
Credit: AP
The draft board displays the picks for the first round in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEW YORK — The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league’s coronavirus hiatus. 

That's a major change from the league's typical procedures. 

Teams also are being prohibited “from watching, requesting, or sharing any video" of potential draftees during the league’s shutdown. 

The NBA told teams of the rule changes Monday in a memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. 

Teams will be allowed to conduct interviews by phone or video, though they will be capped at a total of four hours with any draft prospect.

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