Goodwill’s Latest: ’20/21 Schedule, Holiday, Nuggets, Raptors

The NBA is eyeing Martin Luther King Day (January 18) as a potential start date for the 2020/21 regular season, sources tell Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. According to Goodwill, the league still isn’t ruling out the possibility of a Christmas Day start, but recognizes that MLK Day may be a more realistic target, especially if it wants to have any chance of getting fans back in arenas for opening night.

There’s no guarantee that the season will start by January 18, but the NBA would like to get back to its typical October-to-June calendar for the 2021/22 season if possible, says Goodwill. The league will give teams and players eight weeks of notice before the start of next season.

Here’s more from Goodwill:

  • It remains to be seen whether the Pelicans will seriously consider trading Jrue Holiday this offseason, but many teams think trimming salary will be a priority for New Orleans, per Goodwill, and if Holiday’s available, he’s expected to be a popular target. Sources tell Yahoo Sports that about 10 teams have inquired on the veteran guard, with the Nuggets expected to be his most aggressive suitors.
  • One issue the NBA will have to resolve for the 2020/21 season is where the Raptors will play if teams return to their respective home arenas. Assuming there are still restrictions in place on travel between the U.S. and Canada by the time the NBA season begins, the team could end up sharing another NBA market or even playing in Louisville, says Goodwill. The city of Louisville has an NBA-ready arena, and businessman and former NBA player Junior Bridgeman has been in contact with the league about the possibility, Goodwill adds.
  • The Raptors’ situation is one of a handful of items to be discussed on a Board of Governors call this Friday, along with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and competitive formats for next season, Goodwill writes.
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13 thoughts on “Goodwill’s Latest: ’20/21 Schedule, Holiday, Nuggets, Raptors

  1. Sillivan

    Jrue Holiday is overrated
    Nuggets cost saving trade idea
    Gary Harris and Will Bartom for Holiday and a peanut

    • Sillivan

      Holiday war really great player but right now he can’t shoot and he is declining

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      How exactly is he overrated? If anything he’s underrated. He puts up solid numbers every year and plays great defense, but as usual you’re totally clueless.

      • phillyballers

        No, his comment is actually valid. Holiday is just shooting more shots. But he’s not a very efficient scorer compared to his peers and his defense is actually in the bottom half of starting Point Guards.

        He’s probably rated just about right.

    • Jason Lancaster

      Overrated by whom? How?

      I don’t hear anyone talk about him outside of NO.

  2. El Don

    TOR should play in Seattle but… if they wanna keep it in the East, then should be San Juan!

    • x%sure

      Off topic… Canada should buy a Carribbean island and call it a province, and reserve it for rewarding citizens, like Russia always has with Crimea. Their soccer team could base there for playing all the local national teams who may not want to fly everyone to Canada.

    • They won’t play in Seattle unless Silver is serious about expansion in the next couple of years. No need to get people hyped up just to move the team again in a few months.

  3. jump shot

    Columbus, Ohio has an NBA-ready gym: Nationwide Arena, where the NHL’s Blue Jackets play. And there’s some former NBA players to jumpstart it: Micheal Redd… Clark Kellogg… Jim Cleamons.
    And GRANVILLE WAITERS!

  4. x%sure

    Highest-rated NHL arena. However Franklin Co. just got a redder covid color. Maybe all of everyone’s options have, or will. March

  5. Potential cities in the East:
    Louisville
    Buffalo
    Pittsburgh
    Columbus, OH
    Cincinnati
    St. Louis

    • phillyballers

      No one wants to go to any of those cities tho. Like they aren’t remotely “destinations”.

      Might as well add Juarez to the list.

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