According to Shams Charania the National Basketball Players Association has tentatively approved the NBA’s proposal for the new shortened season and it looks like it’s right around the corner.
The National Basketball Players Association has voted to tentatively approve NBA’s proposal for the 2020-21 campaign starting on Dec. 22 and playing 72-game season, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 6, 2020
NBA set to tip off Christmas week.
Another proposal had been put forth by players to start the season in January but it’s clear that would likely kept them from hitting their required amount of televised games and would also have them compete for ratings with the Olympic games in Japan.
Along with the agreement to start the season it looks like the cap is expected to be at $109 Million.
Sources The NBA and NBPA are discussing a minimum of 2 percent annual growth in the salary cap and luxury tax for the duration of the collective bargaining agreement. Cap is expected to be $109M this offseason.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 6, 2020
This is going to make for a quick turnaround for players. We’ll see the draft and free agency all in November with apparently beginning December 1st. It’s going to be a whirlwind for players in free agency who will sign with teams and will almost immediately join them in training camp.
The NBPA player rep vote has completed, approving a December 22 start/72-game regular season, source tells ESPN. Next up: NBA/NBPA finishes financial terms on amended CBA, which will take into next week. Expect trade moratorium to be lifted shortly prior to Nov. 18 Draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 6, 2020
The Jazz have a lot of decisions to make this offseason so we’ll likely see a lot of news in a short amount of time. As Craig Bolerjack always says: Buckle up!