Tiger Fighting, October 29, according to ESPN reports, the league is considering prioritizing the first half of next season's schedule to maintain flexibility and avoid another situation where the game is inevitably delayed due to epidemic factors.
According to previous reports, the league is working hard to reach an agreement with the players to start the new season before Christmas and reduce the regular season to 72 games, so that all games can be ended before the start of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23 next year.
The league is worried that the player’s proposal to start the new season on January 18 next year will adversely affect the ratings. This means that the Olympics, NFL and college football seasons will start at the same time during the playoffs, and NBA ratings will be divided.
The league hopes to return to the normal schedule in the 2021-22 season, and if the 2020-21 season starts in January next year, it will be difficult to achieve this.