NBA Gives 25-Day Forethought On Game Return.
NBA may not know when – or if – play will resume this season, but the league reportedly has a plan to get players into game shape and onto the court should that day come.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorston Sunday, The NBA has a “25-day plan” that would kick in after the league sets a return date from the coronavirus-induced layoff and would conclude with players ready to play regular-season games again.
“They’re spending a lot of time getting a back-to-basketball plan ready,” Windhorst said during a TV interview of what league officials have been working on in recent days.
“What they’re looking at is a 25-day return-to-basketball window,” he continued. “An 11-day series of individual workouts, where there’d be social distancing for a period of time, and then hopefully a 14-day training camp.”
The NBA regular season had about a month remaining when it was suspended, and the playoffs typically take about two months to complete.