By Rudi Lopez, M.A. , Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org)
New York, NY. – 182 players are eligible to be selected in the 2016 NBA Development League Draft, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT via teleconference from the league’s New York headquarters. No trades will be permitted during the Draft and only players signed to an NBA D-League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected. The first four rounds of the Draft are mandatory, while teams may opt not to select players in the fifth and sixth rounds.
Players selected in the six-round Draft will join NBA affiliate, returning, draft rights and local tryout players at each NBA D-League team’s training camp, which begin as early as Oct. 31.
The Draft includes international players from Australia, France, Japan, Philippines, India, while the majority are from across the United States. In addition, Division 1, State Universities and California State University alumni players are featured in the draft.
Fans are encouraged to log onto nba.com/dleague to follow the live draft board.