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NBA is tentatively set to begin the 2020-21 season on December 22nd

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It’s going to be an entire offseason crammed into 6 weeks.

NBA: Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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 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!