It has been a busy week in the NBA leading up to the upcoming season. NBA officials and players met this week to discuss approving the start date of the season, which has been set to December 22nd. It seems increasingly likely that NBA fans will be able to spend their Christmas day watching basketball on ABC and ESPN.
SportsCastr News NBA’s Adam Armbrecht and Matt Brooks had many reactions to this updated news. For one, both agree that some teams may not be a fan of such a quick return. Teams like the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, who just finished playing in the bubble weeks ago, may still have players recovering from their playoff games.
One player that might want to wait for a later season start date is Dallas Mavericks big man, Kristaps Porzingis. After sustaining an injury in the Orlando bubble, Porzingis recently had surgery performed to fix a right meniscus tear in his knee. Although he has reported that he is no longer using crutches, it is always better to get more rest after an injury.
The Washington Wizards are another team with a player returning from an injury that was mentioned in the SportsCastr stream. Bradley Beal will be reunited with his backcourt mate in veteran guard John Wall when the 2021 season begins. Will the Wizards contend in the East or will they remain out of the playoffs?
All can agree that the NBA’s bubble experiment was a success. While the NFL and MLB seasons have been jeopardized by positive COVID tests, the NBA had no such issue. The SportsCastr News NBA will be closely monitoring the NBA’s plan for a season outside of a bubble.Tags: ABC, Bradley Beal, Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Heat, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis, Lakers, Los Angeles Lakers, Mavericks, Miami Heat, NBA, Porzingis, SCN, SCN NBA, SportsCastr, SportsCastr News, Washington Wizards, Wizards Last modified: November 6, 2020