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Report: NBA Will Host 2021 Draft Combine in June in Chicago

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The 2021 NBA draft combine will take place in person from June 21 to June 27.

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The 2021 NBA draft combine will take place in person from June 21 to June 27 at Wintrust Arena and Marriott Marquis in Chicago, The Athletic's Sham Charania reported on Tuesday.

The combine will consist of team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, measurements, strength and agility testing, half court drills and medical evaluations. 

Ten team personnel members are able to attend the on-court portion and six total members per team are allowed for the in-person interviews with prospects. These directions are the same as the 2019 draft combine.

This year's combine will be televised on ESPN Networks. Coverage will include the five-on-five games and strength and agility testing. The 2020 draft combine was completely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic

The 2021 NBA draft will be held on July 29 at 8 p.m. ET, and the first round will be televised by ESPN and ABC. The second round will be aired on just ESPN. The deadline for an early entry player to apply for the draft is May 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

July 19 at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline to withdraw from the draft as an early entry player.

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