NBA G League Pushes Back Start Of Regular Season

The NBA G League announced on Friday that it will push back its regular season start date to January 5; the original start date was December 27. Information about games originally scheduled between Dec. 27 and Jan. 4 will be provided in the future, the league said today.

The delay will give teams a chance to replenish their rosters after the multitude of NBA call-ups, as well as safely return players to market after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, per the league.

Veteran NBA reporter Marc Stein of Substack first noted that the delay was a possibility (via Twitter), while Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to officially break the news (Twitter link).

The G League games that have already been played this season were part of the Showcase Cup tournament, which recently concluded with the Winter Showcase event. All results from the Showcase Cup will be reset for the regular season, which will now start Jan. 5 and run through April.

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