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NBA May Condense 2020-21 Season

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The NBA has indicated it aims to play more back-to-backs and four-games-in-five-nights to align with its original timeline.

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The NBA is reportedly planning to get back on track.

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps is reporting that the NBA has indicated to General Managers that next season could be condensed:

Does that mean fewer games over the course of the season? Possibly, but in this case “condensed” is referring to squeezing as many games as possible into the window of play:

The NBA has moved away from back-to-backs, and especially sets of four games in five nights in recent years, in an effort to keep players healthy...oh, and so star players are rested less often during nationally televised games.

It remains to be seen how the players union will respond.