Reports are starting to trickle out that next year’s NBA season might be pushed back to the start of 2021.
According to recent reports, there was an earlier belief that the league might be able to kick off its next season on December 1. However, now officials are saying that December 25 might be the earliest possible date for starting the 2020-2021 season.
Sources around the league expect that the draft will be pushed back as well. It was scheduled to take place in mid-October but many believe that the 2020 draft will now take place in mid-November.
The NBA shut down this year in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened for the playoffs, putting all of the teams in a bubble in Orlando in an effort to keep infections for spreading.
It’s obvious now that the league is still trying to figure out how to organize next season without the help of a bubble, with the coronavirus not expected to slow down any time soon and no vaccine in sight.
The NBA could also be waiting to see how the NFL will deal with traveling and playing games this season before putting together a plan for their league.