The NBA is taking strides towards resuming play again. Today Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on twitter about an important step the NBA is taking.
The NBA suspended the season on March 10th, 2020 after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19.
Since then, the NBA has been working on a plan to resume play. With stay at home orders getting extended in major cities, resuming play has proved to be a difficult task. Several team executives, NBA agents, and announcers like Charles Barkley have called on the league to completely cancel the season. Barkley did bring up some great points in the video in the article.
One NBA league executive told CNBC the following in regards to reopening:
This meeting with players could be a step in that direction once the NBA gets a better feel for where the players are at with everything.
There was still a lot of NBA season left. The Golden State Warriors were the only team that was eliminated from playoff contention mathematically. No one knows what finishing the season would look like. I have seen ideas tossed around from one big tournament with 24 teams to a tournament with all 30 teams. Some of these wild ideas actually interest me. Especially considering that there would most likely be no fans in the stand. We would need something extra to keep us all interested.