ESPN is reporting July 30th may be the new date for the NBA restart
We may be getting basketball even earlier than first anticipated. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, sources told him the NBA is now eyeing a July 30th restart in Orlando for the 2019-20 NBA season. The league initially announced a tentative plan for play to resume on July 31st.
These reports came out despite the fact that sources told ESPN a portion of NBA players currently feel hesitant about a season restart. According to ESPN, about 40 to 50 players took part in a conference call yesterday where they discussed their concerns about restarting the season in Orlando, Florida at this time. Even though a call was held, sources say that no formal petition saying players do not want to participate in the games has been filed by the NBAPA at this time.
The NBA’s Board of Governors approved a 22-team restart plan for the league back on June 4th. Under the current plan, 13 teams from the West and nine teams from the East will participate in the events scheduled to take place in Orlando. Each team will play in eight regular-season games to determine the final standings for the Playoffs.