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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the league’s call with NBA GM’s warned of a narrowing window.

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The NBA may want to start the 2020-21 season around Christmas, but there may not be enough time to sort out all of the logistics.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the league shared that message on a call with league GM’s:

There is posturing on both sides, but if the league gets its way for a December start date, versus a proposed MLK Day season opener favored by some players, the league and the union are running out of time. Adam Silver reportedly agrees:

Woj also reported that the league is concerned about the projected loss of revenue with a January start:

And without assurances that the pandemic will allow for fans in arenas this season — and projections that their absence could cost the league more than $4 billion in lost revenue — the NBA fears delaying the start of the 2020-21 season until January could cost the league an additional $500 million to $1 billion in revenue losses next season and beyond, sources said.

Obviously, there are a lot of issues at play here. Woj tweets what the NBPA been focused on:

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