NBA Exploring 25-Day Plan To Resume Season Report Says
According to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, there is still a huge amount of uncertainty in the air about when or if the 2019-20 season would be able to resume due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the league being shut down for over a month, most players and coaches have been quarantined to their houses either playing in a NBA 2K video game tournament for charity or a celebrity game of H.O.R.S.E
Things in the NBA may be changing in the near future as ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Sunday that executives and trainers have been in discussions about a 25-day plan that could help restart league activity.
"What they're looking at is a 25-day return to basketball window. Hopefully at some point they can enact it," Windhorst said. "An 11-day series of individual workouts, where there'd be social distancing for a period of time, and then hopefully, if the clearance comes that they can play five-on-five basketball, a 14-day training camp."
All future plans are still tentative as Commissioner Silver has made it clear that no basketball activities will resume until medical officials have given the final approval to do so. He has gone on record by saying that there probably won’t be a decision made before May.
Players have been making their feelings known about getting back on the court, but they also know that they will need some time to get back into game shape that will require at least a month of training. Most have been forced to do some major improvising when it comes to lifting weights and going through normal basketball drills.