Since the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus, there have been multiple contingency plans in hopes of resuming it at some point.
For the past week, the league reportedly has discussed playing some regular season games with a potentially ‘truncated’ playoffs in a centralized location.
And the only location that is under ‘serious consideration’ is Las Vegas.
“The talks between the players union and the league this week, I’ve talked to both sides of this issue, and it is clear that the NBA is angling to set up a deal that enables them to shut the season down.”
Although the league has some time to make a final decision, there is currently a ‘significant amount’ of pessimism, according to Windhorst:
“Now they don’t have to do that yet, and the way they’re negotiating they’re leaving themselves an option either way, but they’re not having talks about how to restart the league, they’re having financial talks about what would happen if the season shuts down, and I think there is a significant amount of pessimism right now.”
More details as it becomes available.