WNBA apparently thinking about 22-video game season starting late July

WNBA reportedly considering 22-game season beginning late July

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Elena Delle Donne #11 of the Washington Mystics deals with the ball versus Alyssa Thomas #25 of the Connecticut Sun in Game 5 of the 2019 WNBA Finals at St Elizabeths East Entertainment & Sports Arena on October 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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The Women’s National Basketball Association is proposing a 22-video game season, beginning July 24, in a go back to live play after delaying the season due to coronavirus, ESPN reported Thursday. 

The reboot strategy is not “set in stone,” sources informed ESPN, however the league is taking a look at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, which has 4 courts. No specifics about real estate, Covid-19 screening and the play-offs have actually been launched, according to the report.

Part of the strategy consists of gamers getting 60% of their typical wages due to the lowered season length, a source informed ESPN. WNBA Executive Director Terri Jackson’s informed ESPN, “No decisions have been made.” The league did not right away return ask for remark from CNBC. 

The NBA on Thursday authorized a strategy that will see 22 of the NBA’s 32 groups take a trip to Orlando, Florida, to resume the season and finish a playoff bracket, beginning July 31, in Disney centers. The NBA and Players’ Union are still working out security information, though gamers will be needed to practice social distancing when outside the centers and the league is preparing to administer everyday coronavirus screening.

The WNBA was initially slated to start its season in mid May, according to the league’s site.

Read more about the reboot proposition at ESPN. 

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