Momentum builds for league to resume play this summer – Appeal-Democrat
Spencer Dinwiddie, the Brooklyn Nets guard who has become one of the most vocal players in the league during the COVID-19 pandemic, tweeted a date – July 15 – that’s been bandied about privately as a possible return date for the NBA.
For weeks, the mid-July return has been buzzed about in league circles, with optimism about a return to play transforming into concrete expectations. Dinwiddie’s tweet came a day after Lakers forward Jared Dudley told reporters that he expected the NBA to expand workout capabilities in the first week of June. Others in the league viewed this as a pathway to training camps opening before the end of the month.
As dates start to trickle out about the NBA’s return – the league has been shut down since March 11 – it’s important to remember that even the best NBA plans still have their foundations built on uncertain ground.