NBA Set to Delay of 2020/21 Season Until December

Moves to delay the 2020/21 NBA season until December are now very much on the table according to a number of reports.

Talks between team owners and NBA commissioner Adam Silver brought up the subject of a likely delay to the 2020/21 season due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the United States.

Two events set for May, the draft lottery and draft combine, have already been postponed and the current date to return to NBA action, on June 25th, looks likely to be shifted in view of the situation on the ground.

If the current season resumes any time soon then it’s unlikely that it would finish before September and therefore it appears that the chances of moving so swiftly to a new season seems a real push.

Most teams still have 18-20 games left to play in the current season and that’s just the regular season, let alone the postseason, and given that any return would have to come after a period of training, we may still be some way off a restart any time soon.

Currently the two sides vying for the NBA Championships, if NBA betting odds are to be believed, are the Milwaukee Bucks, fronted so well this term by Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the LA Lakers, who have of course been led so wonderfully by Lebron James.

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