Bucks Co-Owner: NBA Could Resume Play Within 6-8 Weeks

Appearing today on CNBC, Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry said he thinks the NBA is getting “a lot closer” to a potential return, adding that he believes games could resume sometime in early-to-mid July.

“I think we’ll have something, hopefully within the next six-to-eight weeks, we should be playing,” Lasry said on ‘Halftime Report,’ per Jabari Young of CNBC.

A report from Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic on Wednesday suggested the most popular scenario discussed by the NBA as of late would see the 2019/20 season resume in mid-July. Lasry’s projected timeline matches up with that report — eight weeks from today would be July 16.

Adding fuel to that fire, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted this afternoon that he’s heard rumblings about a July 15 resumption, with Marc Stein of The New York Times noting (via Twitter) that many people around the league are “buzzing about the same rough time frame.”

Charania and Amick also said on Wednesday that Orlando has emerged as the “clear frontrunner” to host the NBA’s return. Lasry didn’t dispute that, though he indicated that he thinks the NBA might opt for a two-site approach, with Eastern teams playing in Orlando and Western teams in Las Vegas.

The NBA itself hasn’t made any announcements on potential plans, but there have been signals within the last couple days that momentum is building toward a formal update from the league within the next week or two. According to Young, Lasry noted today that the NBA has a Board of Governors call scheduled for next Friday.

“I’m sure we’ll be talking about it then,” the Bucks’ co-owner said.

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6 thoughts on “Bucks Co-Owner: NBA Could Resume Play Within 6-8 Weeks

  1. Brown Trout Fisherman

    Mid July at earliest every article it gets worse. Easily could play tomorrow.

    • The Human Rain Delay

      Patience grasshopper

      A well thought out, trained for, re-boot to get these guys back up to (safe) playoff form is the actual goal

      The 2020 NBA playoffs will be one of the most memorable sporting events you will ever encounter in your life if they pull it all off smoothly-

      Its not going to matter what month it says on your calendar at that point

      Lets let this breath while the atheletes get back up to shape safely – Trust in Silver

    • Afk711

      Silver wants to rig this so the schedule permantly changes to start around Christmas from now on. MLB and NHL want to start in June and should now that most states have approved it.

      • sameichel10

        Basketball should start around Christmas every year if you ask me it is a summer sport and in the summer Olympics after all

  2. mdunkel

    Listen to the science guys. This thing is re-booting. Nobody is shooting hoops. It’s OVER.

    • El Don

      You must be such a joy to have in a party, right?
      If you don’t like hoops, please, don’t come here!

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