NBA players will need about a month of practice and get used to the pace of the 2019-2020 season. This is to get the best condition after a long break because of isolation.
The Covid-19 pandemic in the United States and the start of the case of Rudy Gobert caused the entire NBA tournament to be postponed for a long time. More than a month has passed, tournament operators are still trying to find a way for the season to continue. They have set up a plan for isolation and training before the game can return.
NBA sets out a plan to ensure the safety of the players
Despite the complicated situation of the pandemic, NBA still looks at the half glass full by proposing a “25-day return” option. The plan includes 11 days of self-training at home to implement social isolation and 14 days of training with teammates to get ready to get used to the pace of playing in the NBA.
However, this plan is also faced with mixed opinions from sports experts in the United States. The time to practice and rehabilitate is too short. There are also many other concerns about the plan for self-practice and social isolation at home for 11 days. It is necessary for the players to ensure their health before being able to join forces with their teammates.
However, not many players have the opportunity to practice at their own home during isolation. Earlier, NBA President Adam Silver issued an official announcement that there would be no return to the NBA by May.
The Covid-19 pandemic is still very complicated in the US
The situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States will also greatly determine the continuation of the NBA 2019-2020 season. According to the NBA, they are still not sure whether the tournament will skip the rest of the Regular Season and jump straight into the Playoffs, or how the NBA Playoffs will be in the future.