NBPA – The Athletic call details

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The National Basketball Players Association voted Thursday night to tentatively approve the NBA’s proposal to start the 2020-21 season on December 22 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NBA will play a 72-game season, with training camps open Dec. 1, with the regular season ending May 16, and the finals ending no later than July 22, sources say. The NBA will play in the markets, cut travel by 25% and significantly reduce travel across the country, especially at the start of the season, sources say.

The NBPA has also considered a potential 72-game season starting Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Day, which has reportedly called for camps to open on Dec. 28, the season ending Aug. 18, sources say.

Several star players during Thursday night’s call, such as NBPA president Chris Paul and Rockets All-Star Russell Westbrook, said they wanted to see official health and safety measures before they went. fully engage in the season, sources said. Westbrook …



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