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Report: Adam Silver to make decision about NBA season within 2-4 weeks

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The NBA has yet to commit to a specific date for when the 2019-20 season might resume, but commissioner Adam Silver has set a timeline for deciding whether or not that will even be feasible.

Silver held a call with the NBA’s Board of Governors on Tuesday, and Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that he told team owners he is looking to make a decision about the resumption of the season within the next 2-4 weeks. That marks the first time since the season was postponed that Silver has provided an actual timeline for a decision.

While Silver and NBA owners want to wait to make as informed of a decision as possible, they reportedly believe they cannot let the situation drag out into July.

If the season does resume, the plan that was reportedly reiterated on Tuesday calls for games to be played at one or two locations like Disney World in Orlando or Las Vegas. Some players have already expressed opposition to that arrangement, but Silver told the Board of Governors that the league would not expect players and staff to remain in a strict “medical bubble.” Instead, they would be allowed to move about freely but would need to be re-tested upon their return.

Several star players expressed this week that they want to resume the season. The availability of testing seems like it will be the biggest factor in determining whether or not that can happen.

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