According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the National Basketball Players Association and teams are still debating how to incorporate the “three most serious plans” to potentially bring the NBA back to the end of this season.
Friday’s call anticipates the league’s expectation to provide teams with guidelines to remind players that they left their home market when the season was suspended on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported that the teams were anticipating these guidelines by June 1st, which would serve as a “formal acceleration” to resume this season.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass has confirmed that the championship is in talks with the Walt Disney Company on using ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida as a host site for the teams and the restart of the season before the end of July.
As the NBA continues to explore potential performance scenarios, it is unclear which format the league will use.
Wojnarowski and Lowe have noted that the options discussed with the NBPA include the ability to play regular season games, some type of play-in tournament or modified playoff formats and whether all 30 teams will end the season.