The NBA still doesn’t know when it will be able to return to action during the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping the league from planning how it will do it.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the NBA is putting together a 25-day “back to basketball” plan. The plan involves 11 days of individual workouts, followed by 14-day training camps for each team.
The NBA has been clear that it will not return to action until it has clearance from health officials. This plan will be put into motion if the NBA gets clearance, but that’s not close to happening right now. In fact, commissioner Adam Silver has made clear that a decision on the NBA season probably won’t happen before May. With almost a full month needed to get players back in shape, there won’t be an immediate return to games even if that clearance is received.