Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey isn’t worried about the NBA returning to action without fans in the stands.
Although the NBA has been out of commission longer than most other sports leagues, it appears that on Thursday afternoon, the league is scheduled to approve a return to play beginning July 31st. The Houston Rockets have re-opened the team facility, much like many other NBA teams, and we’ve heard that several Rockets’ players have been able to get in some valuable workouts.
In addition to the news about the NBA’s restart date, we’ve also recently learned that a potential Game 7 of the NBA Finals would take place no later than October 12th.
There had been rumblings that several of the league’s owners wanted each team to be able to return to the court, but that would’ve been hard to do with safety being the top priority. The fewer teams and players that are in the NBA’s bubble idea, the less of a threat the league will face on the COVID-19 front.
While much has yet to be solidified, there’s one thing that’s for certain as it pertains to the NBA’s plans: there won’t be any fans in the stands. This will certainly change the dynamic of the game, as we’ve heard players like Houston Rockets forward Danuel House say he plans for the fans, and he’s far from the only one to share those thoughts.