NBPA VP Malcolm Brogdon reveals the ‘two options’ for the season start date

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Malcolm Brogdon revealed the two options for the start date of the 2020/21 season in the NBA.

The guard of the Indiana Pacers and Vice President of the NBPA said the season will either start on December 22 or January 18.

“The way talks are going, this is a super-complicated issue, and there’s a lot to balance. [There’s] a lot of minds working on this collaboratively, on both sides. So it’s going to take some time.

I think those are the two options. We’re either going to start MLK Day, which I think a lot of the players are leaning towards, or we’re going to start the 22nd, Christmas time. But the huge difference is revenue. Revenue, and trying to get the season back on track to start in that September-October range.

So I think calculations are being done on both sides on how much revenue would be lost for each potential date, and we’ll have to come to some type of agreement and go from there,” Brogdon said, appearing on ESPN’s The Jump, via Jenna Ciccotelli of Bleacher Report).

The league and the NBPA are expected to make a decision on the start date next week.