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The NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) announced that the Board of Player Representatives approved December 22 as the date that the 2020-2021 NBA season will begin, along with the regular season having 72 games.
Per NBPA: “The Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has tentatively approved a start date of December 22, 2020 for the 2020-2021 NBA season and a 72-game schedule. Additional details remain to be negotiated and the NBPA is confident that the parties will reach agreement on these remaining issues relevant to the upcoming season.”
The NBA is now expected to soon lock December 22 as the starting day of the new season. There were previous reports that some players, including superstars, were preferring 2020-2021 to begin in January and that they were pushing for a premiere to take place on January 18 (Martin Luther King Day).
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and NBPA want to launch free agency as soon as possible after the NBA Draft (November 18) for the players to be able to move optimally within a short period until preseason starts.