NBA’s targeted December 22 season start not ideal for Danny Green

2020-10-27T10:02:39+00:00 2020-10-27T10:05:40+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

27/Oct/20 10:02

Green suggested that Lebron James will skip the whole first month of the new season if the launch happens on December 22.

By Eurohoops team/

The NBA is currently targeting December 22 as the launch date of the 2020-21 season, according to multiple reports, a date that will mark a very early return to games for Danny Green.

Green, who won his third NBA championship earlier in October with the Los Angeles Lakers, said that he believes most players and especially veterans won’t really like the idea of having such a short offseason. He named Lebron James, mentioning that he doesn’t expect him to play in the first month, if the NBA indeed begins on December 22.

Per the Ringer NBA show:

“I think most guys, if they say we’re starting in December, I think they’re like ‘I’m not gonna be there,'” Green said. “If I had to guess, because we have a lot of vets on our team, it’s not like we have a bunch of young guys and rookies, we’ll probably have three or four young guys and rookies, say we’re fortunate enough to bring the same team back. We have [Rajon Rondo] who’s on Year 15, Dwight [Howard] who’s in Year 17, [LeBron James] who’s in Year 18. These guys just played a whole season, Bron’s been in the Finals 10 years out of his 17 years, which is unbelievable mentally. It’s straining to do that, and to have that quick of a restart, I wouldn’t expect to see him there, I wouldn’t expect to see him probably for the first month of the season. He’ll probably be working out with us, but I just don’t expect guys to want to be there or show up willingly.”