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Report: NBA pushes back 60-day window to preserve CBA

This simply allows the league to assess the situation further with the coronavirus pandemic halting play.

Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Adam Silver speaks during a press conference prior to the preseason game between Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors at Saitama Super Arena on October 08, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

The NBA has pushed back a 60-day window to September that allows the League to preserve the Collective Bargaining Agreement, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Monday morning.

The original window, as Woj states, was set to expire. This is really just a move by the League to make sure the CBA doesn’t expire during the coronavirus pandemic. The CBA isn’t built for elongated stoppages. This gives the NBA a chance to see how bad the impact is on finances.

Adam Silver held a press conference last Friday that outlined some of the plans the NBA is taking to return to play. It doesn’t appear we’re closer to getting basketball but there weren’t any negative reports on practice facilities returning last week. We should see more teams return to practice this week.