As reported by “ESPN” and “The Athletic” among others, it should start again shortly before Christmas. The start is planned for December 22nd, the main round should consist of 72 instead of 82 games. In contrast to the play-offs that have just ended, there shouldn’t be a “bubble” this time; The NBA draft will take place virtually on November 18th.
If this plan is implemented, then many national players should be happy. The season could end in time for the Olympic Games in Tokyo (July 23 to August 8). The NBA pros would then be available. League boss Adam Silver had questioned that.
It also says that the league should have already let the team owners know about their plans. The NBPA players’ union must approve it by the end of October.