The NBA players are moving toward ratifying the NBA’s plan of a Dec. 22 start date to the season and Dec. 1 start to training camp, Marc Stein of The New York Times reported on Wednesday. It appears a vote will take place and a decision is expected to be made by the end of the week. The deadline is Friday.
A number of players had been advocating for a later opening night, given how long the 2019/20 season ran, and January 18 was the other start date being considered. However, as Lakers forward Jared Dudley explained today during an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio with Frank Isola. The NBA’s proposal of a December 22 start date and 72-game season is the only option that makes financial sense for players.
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