NBA targeting December 22 for the start of a 72-game season, with Finals over by Olympics

NBA targeting December 22 for the start of a 72-game season, with Finals over by Olympics

This plan would allow the league to return to a semi-normal schedule.

The NBA is targeting Tuesday, December 22nd for the start of the 20-21 season with a 72-game regular season that finishes before the 2021 Olympics begin on July 23rd, reports The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The league has started the season on a Tuesday in recent years with a doubleheader on TNT, and beginning the 2020-21 season around Christmas Day would allow the league to return to a semi-normal schedule while potentially allowing stars to play in the Olympics.

The NBA reportedly still prefers in-market play for the 20-21 season instead of a bubble or multiple bubbles.

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Source: Shams Charania.

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