The NBA Draft combine is a critical testing ground for college and overseas players looking to land somewhere in the 2017 draft. Here are details on the event:
When: May 9-14, 2017
Where: Quest Center in Chicago
What: The combine is a place for pro teams to interview players, who also go through a series of medical exams. There are also drills and 5-on-5 games where players will try to make their mark against other elite college and foreign players.
Players: ESPN has an unofficial list of invited players, who include Michigan's Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson; Derek Walton is an alternate. Elite prospects, including UCLA's Lonzo Ball, have said they will not attend the combine. Washington PG Markellr Fultz plans to attend, but won't actually play. Top players have skipped the event to avoid injury or lowering their draft stock.
TV: ESPN2 is scheduled to cover the NBA Draft Combine on May 12 at 3 p.m.
Eligibility: A number of players attending the combine haven't signed with agents and are eligible to return to college for another season. They have to make that decision by May 24, 10 days after the combine ends.
NBA Draft: The 2017 NBA Draft is June 22. The draft order will be set during the NBA Draft Lottery on May 16.