Tiger Fight, October 14 According to a report by reporter John Hollinger, the league's goal is to start the 2020-21 season on January 18, 2021, which is Martin Luther King Day.
Sources said that after the original start time on December 1 and December 25 was postponed twice for Christmas, the league’s latest goal is to start the next season on Martin Luther King Day in 2021. In the past few seasons, Martin Luther King Day has become an increasingly important date in the NBA schedule, and some key games are often scheduled, so setting this date as the night of the opener is a relatively simple way.
The league plans to officially notify the team eight weeks before the start of the season, which means that the official results of this plan can be seen as early as November 23.
In addition to expecting fans to enter the stadium, the league's goals for next season are: to reduce the distance traveled by the team, to play 82 regular season games in a shorter period of time, and to continue to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control.
According to the schedule, the league expects that the regular season schedule, which was completed in about 177 days before, can be shortened to about 155 days-this is about a four-week game, plus a week of All-Stars. 150 days is the theoretical limit of 82 games plus travel time. Therefore, the end of the regular season will be around June 20.
Finishing the regular season at the end of June means that the finals can be played at the end of August, which makes it much easier to return the 2021-22 season schedule to normal time.