NBA Players Association very likely to approve December 22 start for 2020-21 season

It appears that the 2020-21 NBA regular season is headed for a start date just a few days before Christmas Day.

Two agents in touch with players have told SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley that those players said it was very likely that NBPA will vote for Dec. 22 start to season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported earlier on Wednesday that both the NBPA and the league’s Board of Governors are holding separate calls on Thursday that are expected to culminate with a 72-game season starting on Dec. 22.

The NBA, both from a team and players’ standpoint, are “proceeding with the urgency of a quick turnaround,” per ESPN, “including the Nov. 18 NBA draft, free agency, and training camps starting on Dec. 1.”

Once an agreement on the 2020-21 season is reached, the league will lift a moratorium to allow trades ahead of the Nov. 18 draft, per ESPN.

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