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Sources: Expect the NBA back playing by mid/late June with 10 reg season games before POs

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by cyberx, May 5, 2020.

  1. Astrodome

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    Its a Houston Thing
     
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    cyber does it again. The man, the myth, the legend.
     
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    People do say the 1999 Spurs should have an asterisk.
     
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    Orlando and Vegas as venues is bad for us.
     
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    Just merge this season with next season for a straight 1 year straight of basketball.
     
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    This aged well.

     
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    Thanks for the love Ben! Big fan!
     
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    Houston>Vegas last I heard
     
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    Get rid of contingent 9 month 110 game seasons overall. Do 30 game mini seasons. Give a trophy to the winner. Have mini tournaments between the winners of those seasons. Make it year round with teams getting a month off for every 3 months on. That way if a pandemic strikes you don't have to blow up everything.

    You can never win the purist old schoolers anyway, they will always complain that wheelchair michael jordan could hit .500 and score 99 points against today's hapless teams. Move onward to a sensible solution.
     
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    @cyberx silencing the doubters with this thread.
     
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    I wonder if this has something to do with Tilman being buddy-buddy with Trump.

    Dunno how Houston can be neutral when compared to Vegas since we’re in the playoffs.

    TBH Playing in Houston seems like another reason to give us an asterisk if we win the championship.
     
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    Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort is the clear frontrunner to become the NBA’s playing site to resume the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources told The Athletic.

    The NBA is in serious discussions with Disney about the property, which has gained clear momentum over cities such as Las Vegas, sources said. It remains unclear when the games would begin, but multiple sources say the prospect of players fully training in mid-June and playing by mid-July has been the most popular and possible scenario discussed. NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the Board of Governors on May 12 that he aims to decide on the season in two-to-four weeks, and that he wants to wait as long as he can to make final decisions.

    While the league has explored the possibility of holding games in multiple cities, it appears likely that Orlando would be a sole host. Sources confirmed that Houston has also received serious consideration as a host city, but Orlando is on track to win its bid so long as final details regarding testing and hotel use are resolved. For the NBA, Orlando/Disney World’s controllability as a playing site — with a private property having the necessary complexes, hotels and amenities — has been the most appealing of all the possibilities all along.

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver informed players on a May 8 call that he hopes that the league is able to have daily testing, no stoppage of play if and when a player tests positive, and isolating anyone who does test positive in a quarantine. Silver also told the Board of Governors last week that he does not expect a “medical bubble” — but an environment in which people can re-enter and undergo retesting.

    The synergy between the NBA and Disney – which owns the league’s main media partner – has played a pivotal part here too. What’s more, Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger has strong relationships with Silver and National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul. Iger even attended the NBA’s remote Board of Governors meeting on April 17, when he discussed the situation with the league’s owners and made a central point about the coronavirus that remains true.

    “It’s about the data, not the date (of a return),” he reportedly told the owners that day.

    Yet since then, the data has improved in the kind of way that opens the door for an NBA return in Orlando. While Florida has the ninth-highest number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and is 11th in deaths (1,997), Orange County — where Orlando resides — has been among the safest spots in the state. According to The New York Times, the county has had 1,698 cases (3.6 percent of the state’s total) and 37 deaths (1.8 percent).

    The local regulations have paved the way for the NBA as well, as Florida has been partially reopened since May 4 and Governor Ron DeSantis has consistently campaigned for pro sports teams to resume their seasons in his state.

    On May 14, an agreement was reached between Walt Disney World and its workers’ unions on “safeguards to protect its employees from coronavirus” — a hurdle that needed to be cleared before an eventual reopening of the park. Some shops and restaurants are expected to open on May 20. Some of the park — the Disney Springs shopping and dining complex — already reopened on Wednesday.



    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29200984/nba-teams-expecting-guidelines-june-1-players-return

    NBA teams are expecting the league office will issue guidelines around June 1 that will allow franchises to start recalling players who've left their markets as a first step toward a formal ramp-up for the season's resumption, sources tell ESPN.

    Teams expect a similar timeline on the league allowing them to expand group workouts that are already underway with in-market players, sources said.

    The NBA is discussing a step-by-step plan for a resumption of the 2019-20 season that includes an initial two-week recall of players into team marketplaces for a period of quarantine, one to two weeks of individual workouts at team facilities and a two- to three-week formal training camp, sources told ESPN.

    Barring an unforeseen turn of events, many NBA owners, executives and National Basketball Players Association elders believe commissioner Adam Silver will greenlight the return to play in June -- with games expected to resume sometime before the end of July, sources said.

    The NBA and NBPA are meeting to discuss the structure of a return, including how the league will navigate the possibility of regular season games, play-in tournaments, playoff formats and whether the full 30 teams will be brought back to finish the season, sources said.
     
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