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Report: NBA moves up targeted start date one day to July 30

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Mavericks guard Seth Curry

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 22: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball as Kristaps Porzingis #6 and Seth Curry #30 of the Dallas Mavericks defend during the second half of an NBA game at Scotiabank Arena on December 22, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

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The NBA surpassed its longest in-season stoppage months ago. So many are eager for the league to return from its coronavirus hiatus.

It could happen sooner than previously expected (July 31) – though not much sooner.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Why change the date?

Possibilities:

Ultimately, this only a minor change. But it shows just how flexible the schedule is with this restart.