The NBA is looking at a self-imposed deadline to decide whether to continue the 2019-20 season some time within the next month or so.
Things certainly seem to be trending in that direction with multiple people within the Association believing that the suspended season will ultimately start up again.
We can now put Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta in that category. The billionaire restaurant owner was on CNBC Tuesday. When asked about whether he believes the season will resume, Fertitta was about as clear as he could be.
The United States has north of 1.56 million cases of COVID-19 with 92,800 plus deaths as of Tuesday afternoon. Though, the number of new cases have been on the downturn over the past week. That’s the good news.
As for the NBA, it’s going to be all about this curve flattening and widespread testing being available for players, team personnel and families.
As of right now, the expectation is that the NBA season will start some time in July at Walt Disney World in Florida and/or the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.
The season has been suspended since all the way back on March 11 after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.