As the NBA continues to try to find ways to possibly resume the season, team executives and agents are reportedly wanting the season canceled.
Multiple team execs are “frustrated with the lack of information from the league and pushing for an outright cancellation of the season so everyone can focus on safely resuming play next season,” per Jabari Young of CNBC.
An individual from the Western Conference said their team has already lost roughly $50 million this season and “doesn’t have much incentive to restart the season anymore.”
Another executive told Young that team owners are questioning the financial benefit of resuming the season.
“What [owners] are saying is, ‘If we return, where is the revenue that is going to justify the additional cost of returning?'” one team executive said. “They are looking at the cost side versus the revenue side. What revenue comes in now?”
One agent also told Young he was “surprised” that commissioner Adam Silver hasn’t already canceled the season.
“I’m surprised because [Silver] always errs on the side of caution and doing what’s right,” the agent said.
On a conference call on April 17, Silver said that the league was “not in a position to make any decisions and it’s unclear when we will be.”