NBA Is Discussing The Possibility Of A Mid-July Return

According to the Athletic, the NBA is still looking into possibilities, but the most-discussed scenario involves a training camp that opens in mid-June, with games tipping off in mid-July. Earlier today, Orlando's Walt Disney World has reportedly emerged as a front-runner to host NBA games if the 2019-20 season resumes this summer.

Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic reported Orlando has "gained significant seriousness" among cities considered, which also include Las Vegas. Disney World has been attractive to the NBA because it is private property that also has the facilities necessary to host the games and league personnel/players. 

"We are confident we'll be hosting the NBA in some fashion," a Disney source told reporter Keith Smith. "It may not be the entire league, but we believe the NBA will be here to at least finish part of their season. Still hurdles to cross, but we are preparing as if that is the case."

With all these reports coming out, it is very clear that the players and the owners have a real motivation to getting this all done.

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