The NBA continues to consider numerous contingency plans based on when they can resume playing games. The league could play a limited continuation of the regular season and then shortened early playoff rounds from best-of-seven to best-of-five.
The NBA moved from a best-of-five first round to a best-of-seven in 2003.
While some teams would like direction on a possible drop-dead date for starting the season, the NBA doesn't want to lock themselves into those scenarios.
NBA owners are also waiting for the league's financial projections on lost revenues. The projections will likely be based on three scenarios: The financial costs of a shutting down the season, re-starting with no fans in arena or playing playoff games with fans.