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Report: Union to approve NBA resumption

Union's Michele Roberts Orlando

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 1: Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association Michele Roberts speaks on the Women in Leadership panel at the espnW Summit held at Resort at Pelican Hill on October 1, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

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The National Basketball Players Association technically only “approved further negotiations with the NBA” on a 22-team resumption of play.

Teams are set to ramp up training this week. A transaction window will soon open. Seeding games and the playoffs are scheduled for Disney World.

When will the union actually approve this plan?

Brian Windhorst of ESPN on Sunday:

This, from what everybody that I talked to, right now is too big to fail. The overwhelming majority of players are excited. They want to be there.
From what I understand, Hannah, it is going to happen.
They’re on the verge of coming to an agreement. That could be announced in the next 48 hours, certainly before training camps re-open the middle of this week.
We are headed towards at least a restart of training camp with agreement from the union very soon.

Many players hold concerns – from coronavirus to injury to standard of living in the bubble to social justice. But the financial ramifications of canceling the rest of the season would be dire for players.

No movement for players to boycott the resumption gained a foothold. Some individuals will choose to sit out. That’s a personal choice.

As a collective, players are moving forward with this plan.