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NBA Looks At 25-Day Return Plan Once Cleared

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Brooklyn Nets’ Rodions Kurucs (00) defends against Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

According to Adam Silver, the NBA won’t look at restarting the season until at least May. But even then, there will be a delay until the games resume.

Since the coronavirus lockdowns went into effect, many players have been unable to get in any practice. In an effort to make sure they’re in tip-top shape when they come back, the league has a plan.

Once cleared, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Sunday it will take about 25 days, with 11 days for socially distant individual workouts, then 14-days of training camp.

Using that timetable, it could take until July before the first tip off, which CBS Sports says could mean jumping right into the playoffs.

If that’s the case, the Miami Heat would enter the post season as the 4 seed and play the 5th seeded Pacers in the first round.

What do you expect will be the timetable for sports to come back?