The 2019-20 NBA season will go on, and the Washington Wizards will continue their season as well. However, there are also more questions, specifically on what will happen for the 2020-21 season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA season is expected to begin training camp on Nov. 10 and opening night will be on Dec. 1. The reason why the season is beginning in early December as opposed to late December is partially so the NBA could avoid having a mid-postseason break during the Olympics in 2021. NBPA Director Michele Roberts takes issue with that because there would effectively be no offseason.
For the Wizards, I don’t think this would be effectively that much of a concern because they aren’t expected to contend for the NBA championship. But it is surprising that the two teams making the NBA Finals could be playing as late as Oct. 12, have an abbreviated rest period, and then get right back to training camp in November.
Furthermore, things like free agency and the NBA Draft would all happen in this narrow timeframe.
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