x
Breaking News
More () »

Denver's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Denver, Colorado | 9NEWS.com

NBA players approve plan to start season on Dec. 22

The league has been targeting the date in its talks about how and when to get teams back on the floor for a planned 72-game season.
Credit: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (27) scores past Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The NBA’s player representatives have voted to support the notion of starting this coming season on Dec. 22, the date that the league has been targeting in its talks about how and when to get teams back on the floor for a planned 72-game season.

The player vote is just one part of the process.

Among the primary matters to be determined: how much more escrow will be taken from players because of the shorter-than-usual season, and how the league and the players will navigate testing and other health and safety issues amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

RELATED: Pepsi Center renamed Ball Arena

RELATED: NBA targeting Dec. 22 as start to coming season

SUGGESTED VIDEOS | Sports