The 2020-2021 NBA season is set to start in just over a month — on December 22. This means the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers will have to play in just two months after winning their seventeenth title.
Two health officials told ESPN that they do not expect the Lakers players to go ‘all-out’ during the first month of the 2020-2021 season.
“I don’t foresee all the Lakers guys playing the first month of the season [and going] all-out,” said the second official involved with player health.
“The problem is it’s a shortened season, so the games matter,” said the first official involved in player health.