The NBA, which was the league that performed the best and fastest during the start of the suspensions of major sports competitions worldwide last week, is already working on the plan to return to the tracks next summer.
According to ESPN, the organization is evaluating as “best scenario“for the return of the competition the intermediate weeks of month of June. I mean, within three months. This, according to his studies, would give time to stop the curve of the Covid-19 epidemic and would create the possibility of starting to play the games that are missing from the regular league, although all of them without an audience during those first weeks.
The NBA is also sending requests to its franchises to study the availability of its pavilions during the month of August, to play the playoffs on that date.
The important thing for Commissioner Adam Silver will not only be deciding how to end this season, but how to organize the next. After those hypothetical Playoffs in August, the NBA would have to celebrate the Draft, which historically has been in late June, start the Free Agency in the month of September, the Summer League, the training camps … And the regular league of the 2020-2021 season, which according to studies could start in December.
A supposed calendar that would completely affect the basketball tournament that would have to be played at the Tokyo Olympics, which are held, in principle, from July 25 to August 9. Spain participates in them, with a large presence of NBA players: Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, the Hernangómez brothers, Serge Ibaka …
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