According to a well-known journalist Shams Charania, the source revealed that the NBA has notified the board of directors on a conference call that they plan to start the new season on December 22 this year (December 23, Beijing time), and play before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics next year. Finish 72 regular season games.
It is reported that the NBA will return to the normal schedule as close as possible, and the early start of the game will have a significant financial impact. And try to finish the season before the Tokyo Olympics in order to set up a window to allow stars to participate in the Olympics.
Shams also said that the league is more inclined to restore the home and away game system in the new season, rather than continuing to adopt a system of playing games in one or more parks. In addition, the arena testing rules that allow fans to enter the stadium will include testing the air purifiers in those arenas and installing better air purifiers in these arenas.