Silver expresses urgency on call with GMs

Silver expresses urgency on call with GMs

ESPN Sources: NBA had a call with its general managers today, reiterating that there’s still no timeline agreed upon with NBPA to start the 2020-2021 season. Talks continue with union, but there's an increasingly short window to get an agreement in place for a pre-Christmas tip.

On the chances of getting an agreement for a Dec. 22 start to season -- with training camps presumably needing to start within a month -- Commissioner Adam Silver told teams today: "We're running out of time."

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter)

ANALYSIS: With the CBA deadline being extended to Friday of this week (Nov. 6th), Silver does not seem overly optimistic that a deal will get done then. With no agreement on the CBA, the season cannot start, meaning the likelihood of a Dec. 22 start date for the 2020-21 season is very small. Starting the season in December would save the league up to $1 billion dollars in revenue, which is why there is such urgency to get a deal done this week. 

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