By Sally Fahey
The NBA hasn’t played a game since March 11 — two months ago — because of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Numerous plans have been considered —from an 88-day schedule to complete the entire 2019-20 season to a push to cancel the season.
The NBA hasn’t made its plans public because everything is still on the table. Multiple sources corroborated that commish Adam Silver and the league are considering lots of options, including:
If it’s safe to do so, the league’s hope is to complete as much of the regular season and the postseason as possible, involving all 30 teams.
If the restart of the regular season continues to face an extended delay, then some number of regular-season games would be canceled.
If the entire regular season needs to be canceled, the NBA would begin with the postseason, and only 16 teams would need to play.
If necessary, the NBA could truncate the playoff schedule with three-game series in the early rounds, or schedule back-to-back games at any point, to swiftly conclude the playoffs.