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NBA Plans for 2020 – 2021 Season

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NBA Plans for 2020 - 2021 Season

The NBA 2020 – 2021 season won’t begin before Christmas Day, Nov. 18 Draft date, per sources reports

NBA 2019 – 2020 Season Playoffs

The NBA has had a turbulent season, from the suspension due to the global pandemic to the social issues strike rallied together by the players. This year had no lack of unprecedented events all across sports. Similar events have occurred to various other major sports leagues such as the MLB, NFL. The timeline for the NBA 2020 – 2021 remains in discussion.

The playoff “bubble” constructed by the NBA in Orlando was a success. With the cooperation of twenty-two teams across the league the season was able to resume and is now nearing its end. The Miami Heat is set to face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. In the Western Conference, four teams still remains, including the two esteemed Los Angeles teams.

Within the next month or so, we should expect to see the crowned champion for the NBA 2019 – 2020 season. Many sports bettors expect it to be one of the Los Angeles teams. The odds for the remaining teams are as follows:

  • Los Angeles Lakers: 2.55
  • Los Angeles Clippers: 2.65
  • Boston Celtics: 4.20
  • Miami Heat: 5.50
  • Denver Nuggets: 51.00
  • Houston Rockets: 61.00

NBA Plans for 2020-2021 Season

As the current season is commencing within a month, discussions for the next season has begun. Under regular circumstances, NBA seasons should start near October, however there may be some changes this year.

NBA’s league office informed the Board of Governors today that the 2020-21 season won’t begin earlier than Christmas Day. Sources tell @TheAtheleticNBA @Stadium. Nov. 18 draft date, 20-21 start date remain fluid

Shams Charania, NBA informer

The timeline is becoming clearer as it is revealed that the season will not begin before December 25. The Christmas game is one of the periods that generates the largest viewership for the NBA. As it is, the starting date still remains unclear.

NBA have also pushed back the NBA draft, initially scheduled for Oct 16 and Free Agency scheduled for Oct 18. A large part of the reason for doing so it to allow the league to negotiate the salary cap numbers for the next season. The draft date is currently set for Nov 18.

In fact, delaying the start of NBA 2020-2021 season may have its benefits. Much of the NBA schedule collides with the more popular NFL. Therefore, a later start for the season may allow the two leagues to avoid more broadcasting conflicts and allows there to be more sports to watch over the span of the year.

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