Silver to Make Decision on Season in 2-4 Weeks, Players Want to Play
As lockdown regulations continue to ease, the optimism around the NBA season keeps growing.
On Monday, several of the league’s biggest superstars, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant were involved in a conference call led by NBPA President Chris Paul to discuss potential return-to-play scenarios.
According to multiple sources, the call was very productive and the overwhelming response was that the players want to finish out the 2019-20 regular season and crown a new NBA champion. If the NBA takes in the correct safety measures to protect all players and team personnel, the players will be ready to compete. The decision made by the NBPA will play a vital role in the league’s eventual decision on whether to play out the remainder of the season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 13, 2020
According to Shams Charania, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is nearing a decision as well and provided the Board of Governors a 2-to-4 week timetable on a decision regarding resuming the season. The NBA feels confident at this time that they will have enough tests to finish out the regular season and playoffs.
The location for the remaining games is still uncertain, but it appears that the NBA is heavily leaning toward having a couple bubble cities as opposed to allowing teams to return to their home arenas.