This Thursday will be key to know if, finally, what seems to be on track is defined. The Players Union will meet with Commissioner Adam Silver and, according to the American press, will approve the agreement to start the 2020/2021 season on December 22 and with only 72 games.
This decision will allow the league to raise between 500 and a billion dollars more than if they start the competition in mid-January 2021, which was what the players wanted. From the league they argued that if this measure is carried out, the losses will be serious.
The league believes a start on December 22 that includes Christmas Day games on television and allowing a 72-game schedule, ending before the summer Olympics in mid-July, is the best option for all parties.