Right as the NBA Finals are tipping off here in North America, there was going to be a collection of potential NBA players - plus scouts and members of team front offices - gathering in Monaco for a showcase of their own. The NBA 2019 Global Showcase is a chance for draft-eligible international prospects to impress teams and see if they can find their way into the second round, or higher. Think of it as an NBA Combine for international prospects.
Except the event has been canceled. ESPN's Jonathan Givony has been all over the story.
AS Monaco is favorited to still be playing in the French league playoffs at that time, and if so their building would not be available for the camp.
There are 59 international players currently eligible for the draft, many of them would have been working out and showcasing their skills at this event.
For years, Adidas hosted the EuroCamp in Italy at this time, and it served as sort of a combine for these international prospects. However, the event evolved and last year the NBA took it over to make it more like what the American players go through. The NBA hosted the event in Italy last year, but was moving it to Monaco this year.
Next year, the event will back on… somewhere in Europe.