The NBA’s coronavirus suspension is now in its second month, and the league office has yet to announce a target return date for the 2019-20 season. The league office is currently preparing a 25-day, “back-to-basketball plan,” according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Individual workouts would last 11 days under the NBA’s potential plan, and teams would then come together for a 14-day training camp. If parts of the nation begin to re-open, the NBA could begin a four-week program to resume the 2019-20 season.
The NBA has explored a slate of plans for resuming games, including a potential quarantined playoffs in Las Vegas. The league could also alter its schedule upon a return to play, with the possibility of a canceled regular season and shortened playoffs both on the table. Labor Day weekend is the league’s prefered end date for the 2019-20 season.