The NBA might only play a 50-game season, depending on negotiations between the league and Players' Union.
Source: Marc Stein via Twitter
ANALYSIS: According to Stein, if the players insist on a mid-January start instead of a Dec. 22 opening, this could cause the season to get cut so drastically. The league's television partners do not want to overlap with the 2021 Olympics next summer. Player salaries could also be significantly reduced in a 50-game season, per Stein.