The NBA finally has a plan for basketball to return, well, a bootstrap plan. NBA commissioner Adam Silver (pictured), swiftly appeared into the media and stated at the very beginning that the league would not consider a potential restart to the 2019-20 NBA season until May 1st.
However, the league openly communicated that it’s formulating a plan for teams to get back into action should medical experts clear the league to resume play. Meaning, once the NBA is cleared safe, the plan will be activated. There’s no knowing when the NBA would be safe to return, but this plan is considered to be a 25-day blueprint.
Brian Windhorst from ESPN stated that the 25 days would consist of:
“An 11-day series of individual workouts, where there’d be social distancing for a period of time, and then hopefully if the clearance comes that they can play five-on-five basketball, a 14-day training camp.”
To me, this is great news for NBA fans. Previously, there were talks that the league would altogether be canceling the current season, but this new ‘plan’ they’ve expressed shows that termination could now be off the table. We have no choice but to see how this plays out, but this news is a step closer to getting some live NBA action, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Catch you Thursday.