KSLSports.com - Report: NBA Targeting July 31 Return

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Ben Anderson

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NBA is targeting a return date of July 31 according to Shams Charania of the Athletic. Charania reported that league commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed teams of the date at Friday’s league of governors meeting.

The NBA’s league of governors has weekly meetings with Silver regarding updates on the league’s plans. Momentum has shifted in favor of the league’s return over the last several weeks.

“NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for return of season,” The tweet read.


NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for return of season, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 29, 2020


The NBA will need to set a date for players to return to their host cities. From there, players can undergo a short quarantine, then return to practice facilities.

Players will have to work their way back into playing shape, then begin team practices. All signs point to the NBA resuming its season at the Disney World Resorts in Orlando.

According to The Ringer, the NBA would prefer teams to wait to begin their full team training camps in Orlando. However, league general managers are split on what the return of the NBA season should look like.

No concrete plan was expected for the league’s return this weekend. But, teams were hoping to have better guidelines for how to plan for the season’s end.

The July 31 NBA return date is the strongest sign yet of the league’s pending return.

This article will be updated continuously.



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