There seems to be momentum toward at least a decision coming soon on whether or not the NBA will return to finish the 2019-2020 season.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the league’s board of governors met on Tuesday, and Charania reported that NBA commissioner Adam Silver could make a final decision in two to four weeks.
That would be considerably sooner than the late June estimate that was reported last week.
NBA and Adam Silver targeting a season decision in 2-to-4 weeks comes after Silver told players Friday it can go into June. Now -- for first time since the coronavirus stoppage started on March 11 -- a specific timeframe. https://t.co/TArbVNpxCZ— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 13, 2020
Wojnarowski reported that it’s still not clear what format the league would take if it were to return, such as going straight to the playoffs or even having a truncated postseason. It’s also not known where the league would play should it return, Wojnarowski reported.
According to Wojnarowski, the topic of what would happen if a player tests positive for the coronavirus after the season potentially resumes came up in the meeting, with Silver reportedly saying that if a positive test would “shut us down, we probably shouldn’t go down this path.”