The NBA is targeting December 22 as the start date for the 2020-21 NBA season, with a 72-game regular season that wraps up by the 2021 Olympics.
Source: Shams Charania via Twitter
ANALYSIS: Earlier today, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that league owners were floating a Christmas start date, and now December 22 seems to be gaining traction as a date. This would be a turnaround of slighty over two months from the conclusion of the NBA Finals, making this a condensed offseason.
The 2020 NBA Draft is set for November 18, but the league has yet to announce the start date for the 2020 free-agency period.