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Details from the call NBPA – The Athletic



The National Basketball Players Association voted Thursday night to tentatively approve the NBA’s proposal to start the 2020-21 season on December 22 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The NBA will play a 72-game season, with training camps opening on December 1, the regular season ending on May 16, and the Finals ending no later than July 22, the source said. The NBA will play in markets, reducing their travel by 25% and significantly reducing cross-country travel, especially at the start of the season, the sources said.

The NBPA has also considered a potential 72-game season that begins January 18, Martin Luther King Day, which will call for camps to open on December 28, the season ends on August 1

8, the source said.

Several star players on Thursday night’s call, such as NBPA President Chris Paul and Rockets All-Star Russell Westbrook, have said they want to see official health and safety measures before committing completely with the season, the sources said. Westbrook …




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