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Team workouts are extremely important, particularly because of the shortened season.
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I actuallly like the 'more division' games scenarios.
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Post#7 » by Spud2nique » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:22 pm

Ahemmmm (cough cough; clears throat)

Alrighty, let’s settle in here. Get real comfy and answer some questions about the draft combine. :nod:

Which way does Schlenk wanna go? Are we emulating or setting the trend? We have some time to ponder. Stay patient, stay strong, and strike when you get a chance.
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Silver and Roberts met on Sunday afternoon to set a foundation for talks, and both left the meeting optimistic about reaching agreement on issues to keep the NBA moving forward.

“I think we’re going to get to a mutually acceptable result, but it’s going to take time,” Roberts told The Athletic. “We haven’t done our BRI (basketball related income) audits. We haven’t set a salary cap, we haven’t set a tax.”

Here is where the NBPA stands on several topics with the NBA, Roberts tells The Athletic:

— January and February are realistic start times for the 2020-21 season: “The latter part of January, February makes sense. If it’s later than that, if we have a terrible winter because the virus decides to reassert herself, that’s fine. The absolute earliest would be January, and that’s doable.” The NBA and NBPA both have shared goals: An 82-game season, in-market play, reduced travel and potentially a set amount of fans.

— Free agency is expected to be no later than Dec. 1 — and the salary cap and tax numbers should not dip much lower than the current projections: “We can’t go much beyond (Dec. 1) for (free agency). We had a projected BRI, which I think teams appropriately planned for. I don’t think we can deviate much from where we projected the cap to be ($115 million, latest projection). It may not reflect what people think is the likely BRI, but since I’m of the view this game is not dead and it will rebound, we can do some things with the cap to allow for a free market and not completely destroy what the teams were expecting the cap to be as they were planning ahead. Frankly, I think that’s going to be one of the easier negotiations, figuring out a cap.”


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Post#15 » by jayu70 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:36 pm

2021 Season...looking ahead:
The NBA will provide eight weeks notice ahead of when it plans to start the 20-21 season.

If the current hope is to start on January 18th, which is Martin Luther King Day, the NBA would have to commit to this date by November 23rd.

The NBA's goal for the 20-21 season is to maximize the potential number of games played safely in front of paying customers in arenas.

An 82-game regular season schedule normally takes 177 days to complete compared to 170 two years ago. The league could have each team play approximately four games per week and complete the regular season in approximately 155 days. The NBA wants to accomplish this while reducing travel and reducing potential COVID-19 infection exposure.


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The NBA will meet with its television partners, ESPN and Turner, this week to decide on a start date for the 20-21 season.

The consensus currently is to start the season "sooner rather than later" in order to keep the 21-22 season on a more normal calendar. The league has considered starting in February or March in order to maximize the possibility of getting fans back into arenas for game day revenue.

"There's a lot of indication that the NBA might start a lot sooner than anybody thought," said Bill Simmons. "I think the thinking is, I mean Christmas would be the ideal, but I don't think they could pull it together that fast. But if you do it by Martin Luther King weekend range. Somewhere between Christmas and Martin Luther King weekend.

"The thinking is this next season is screwed now. Because fans aren't going to be back until god only knows? April? May? Who knows? But they have to preserve the season after. The later they wait to start this season, the more it [expletive] with the next season.

"So the move, which I think they're starting to talk themselves into, and I know they have talks with the networks this week... But you bite the bullet, you start it sooner than later. You go like 72 games, 70 games, something like that. Get rid of the All-Star break..."

Simmons suggested the NBA will try to condense the schedule with how it sends teams on road trips and that they would end the season by mid-July.

"The thing that they learned is nobody watches television in August. Regardless of whether there's a pandemic or not. The ratings are just not going to be as good. September was a catastrophe going against football. And then the election every four years, things like that. You know what really worked? Having the Finals in June and then the offseason in July and you own those two months. They want to get back to that, or some version of that. To do that, you have to start the next season sooner than later.

"But I was surprised because I thought it wasn't going to start until March or April. But now it sounds like it's going to be sooner."

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When the NBA holds its 2020 draft next month, there will be no parade of top picks, dressed in their best (and occasionally most outrageous) suits, shaking hands with commissioner Adam Silver when their names are called.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nov. 18 event will originate from the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut, and be conducted virtually.

Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will still be on hand to announce the selections for the first and second rounds, but the players will only appear via a video link.
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Post#18 » by jayu70 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:07 pm

Highlights:
Season start Dec, 22nd
72 game schedule
Play in Bubble for 8th seed
Baseball style play for away games (eg: travel to NY and play Knick twice, BKN once)
Finish season in time for Olympics (they have started reaching out to players for interest in playing)

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Post#19 » by jayu70 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:45 pm

Money matters!
Prior to the Board of Governors meeting on Friday, the NBA's finance committee met last Monday and came to a conclusion that the league needed to start the season in December to maximize their revenues for the 20-21 season.

"The owners' finance committee, there's a group of owners who make up the finance committee, had a meeting and in that meeting they looked at everything and decided 'You know what? We need to play sooner rather than later,'" said Brian Windhorst on his podcast. 

"By Friday, by the time the full Board of Governors meeting came together, it was pretty much decided it was going to be Christmas or even sooner.

"They have to work out a deal with the players over the next few days, but it's going to probably be a late December restart for the NBA, which is not something even Adam Silver was believing three weeks ago."

The league projects that starting the season in December will result in an additional $500 million in revenue than they otherwise would lose by starting later. 

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The NBA and NBPA are widely expected to agree to revised collective bargaining agreement this week, which is their deadline to start the season by mid-December.

"I don't really think the players have much of a leveraging point here," said Brian Windhorst on his podcast. "They're probably going to have to agree to this.

"In talking to people on the league side this past week, they didn't act like getting the players to agree was going to be that big of a stumbling block. I'm sure some people are going to be upset, but I'm not sure what they can do about it."

The start of the season will take place 72 days after Game 6 of The Finals featuring the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.

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