On October 7, Beijing time, according to US media reports, NBA Players Union President Michelle Roberts revealed in an interview that the new NBA season will start as early as January next year. She hopes that next season, the NBA will reach 82. Regular season, and fans can enter.
This year's NBA Draft has been determined to be held on November 19, but the salary cap for next season and the start time of the 2020-21 season are still to be discussed and determined.
Last weekend, NBA President Xiao Hua and NBA Players Union President Michel Roberts met. At the end of this meeting, both sides were optimistic about the next situation in the NBA.
"I think we will reach a result that can be accepted by both parties, but it will take time." Roberts said in an interview with The Athletic. "We have not audited basketball-related income, and we have not set a salary. Cap and luxury tax line."
Michelle Roberts believes that the start time of the 2020-21 season is expected to be in January or February next year. "It is more practical to start the race in late January or February next year. If the race starts later, if the epidemic breaks out again in the winter, there is no way. (The start of the next season) will also start in January next year at the earliest, which is feasible. "Roberts said.
米歇尔·罗伯茨（Michelle Roberts）认为，2020-21赛季的开始时间预计为明年1月或2月。 “在明年的一月下旬或二月开始比赛是更实际的做法。如果比赛开始晚些，如果冬季再次流行，则没有办法。（下个赛季开始）也将在第二年开始。最早在明年一月，这是可行的。
It is reported that the common goal of the NBA and the players union is to play 82 regular season games in the new season, minimize travel, and allow some fans to enter the arena.
In addition, this year's NBA free agent market is expected to open no later than December 1, and the salary cap and luxury tax line will not be much lower than expected.