The NBA is aiming to return to something closer to normal in 2020-21 instead of a bubble scenario.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league made clear on Thursday’s Board of Governors call that its preference is for in-market games next season. There would likely be a limited amount of fans allowed, and there would likely be reduced travel.
The league is aiming for a full 82-game season. It would start no sooner than Dec. 25, though this is not set in stone.