Dallas Mavericks: Timeline for NBA restart emerging

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks: Timeline for NBA’s return taking shape

Dallas Mavericks supporters have wondered since March 11 if they will get to witness a conclusion to the 2019-2020 season. The NBA suspended play that evening because of the novel coronavirus. The Mavericks were firmly in playoff position and craving that first taste of the postseason for their two young stars.

The NBA is finalizing a plan to return. A formal vote is expected to come on Thursday, but fans are slowing getting information. Check out the things we learned over the long weekend here.

More news trickled down on June 2. Let us take a look at all the latest.

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Dallas Mavericks fans get tentative timeline for NBA restart

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that games are set to begin on July 31 and could last until October 12 if the NBA Finals goes to game seven.

That is significant in many ways. It means players that make the NBA Finals will be on the “campus” in Orlando for three months. That will only further complicate winning a championship.

Playing until mid-October also means a short and potentially rushed offseason. The NBA wants to kick off the 2020-2021 season on Christmas Day. That means just over two months to get in the draft, free agency, training camp, and the preseason. The schedule will be tightly packed.

The league also has issues to sort out before starting next season. Determining the salary cap figures after the lost revenue will be at the forefront. Even after deciding on their return to play strategy, the negotiations will continue. Fans should not worry about the two sides getting deals done, though.

Obviously, the plan is still developing at this point. The league has narrowed in on 22 teams playing in Orlando to crown a champion. It should be exciting. The Mavericks will be ready to go. Expect their youth to help them. Stay tuned for all the updates on the NBA’s restart as they become available.

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