The NBA could not know when — or if — play will resume this season, however the league reportedly has a plan to get gamers into recreation form and onto the court docket ought to that day come.
Based on ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on Sunday, the league has a “25-day plan” that might kick in after the league units a return date from the coronavirus-induced layoff and would conclude with gamers able to play regular-season video games once more.
“They’re spending a variety of time getting a back-to-basketball plan prepared,” Windhorst stated throughout a TV interview of what league officers have been engaged on in current days.
“What they’re taking a look at is a 25-day return-to-basketball window,” he continued. .”.. An 11-day sequence of particular person exercises, the place there’d be social distancing for a time period, after which hopefully … a 14-day coaching camp.”
The NBA halted its common season on March 11. Commissioner Adam Silver has beforehand stated the league does not plan to make any selections concerning the calendar till no less than Might 1.
The common season had a few month remaining when it was suspended, and the playoffs sometimes take about two months to finish. The 2020-21 common season sometimes would start in October, though Silver acknowledged that might be affected as properly.