There might be a light at the end of the tunnel for the NBA season to resume.
ESPN senior writer Brian Windhorst joined SportsCenter and said the league is looking at a “25-day return-to-basketball-window.”
As part of the plan, the NBA would give players 11 days to return to individual workouts and work themselves back into shape while sticking with social distancing measures. Teams would then have 14 days to hold training camps before returning to game action.
Of course, this is dependent on how the coronavirus pandemic plays out. The NBA has been suspended since March 11 and is still at the mercy of the virus. Windhorst previously reported that the league does have a plan in place to effectively shutdown the season and is working with the players on how to deal with the financial hit.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said last week during an interview with TNT that the league will not make any decisions until May at the earliest. Silver also stressed the NBA does not know yet if the league will go straight into the playoffs if play resumes, or if the regular season will be played out.
From a Warriors’ perspective, continuing or cancelling the season shouldn’t have much of an impact of their offseason plans. The team is line to have one of the best odds to win the NBA Draft Lottery, sitting last in the league at 15-50.
It will be interesting to see how the league proceeds, but as been stated many times, the NBA and the rest of the world cannot proceed until the pandemic is somewhat under control.
Do you think the league will come back to finish the 2019-20 season? Or do you think this will be the first time no NBA Champion is crowned since 1946?
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