njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.
Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.
Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :
* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )
NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )
The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.
This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.
Valid point / agreed -- but there is just no way the NBA will recoup the lost money from this year -- it will come in the form of players taking significant paycuts in the next CBA or the NBA scouring every possible means to generate revenue ( jerseys / courts plastered with advertisements, mid season tournament, multi streaming services, etc. ).
The league really needs to be bold now -- rethink the concept of contracts, revenue generation. Why not go all in on players having the option of bitcoin contracts / publicly traded contracts ( shoutout to Spencer Dinwiddie for initiating ) ? Players would be incentivized for their play. Competitiveness would pick up tremendously -- trades would be take a whole new meaning, players stock rising / falling.
Regarding the Olympics -- given the current uncertainty of the next CBA / uncertainty in start of next season / huge revenue losses, I do not think any current NBA player under contract would in their right mind be willing to risk injury by playing for free on the Olympics.