NEW YORK -- The Charlotte Bobcats begin building their roster when an expansion draft is held June 22, unless the NBA Finals goes to a Game 7.
The NBA announced the date Friday, with a move-back date of June 23.
Each of the 29 NBA teams will be allowed to protect eight players.
Under rules set by the NBA Board of Governors, the Bobcats' payroll will be limited to two-thirds of the salary cap in 2004-05 and three-quarters of the cap in '05-06.
Charlotte will pick fourth in the 2004 draft but will be eligible for the first overall pick in 2005.