NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke to the Board of Governors on Tuesday and indicated that he would like to make a decision in the next 2-4 weeks on whether or not to resume the 2019-20 season, according to a report by Shams Charania of the Athletic.
The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players' Association also formed a working group to help plot out the league's return, reports Charania.
The two sides were part of the call on Tuesday to discuss strategies for the league to return from its hiatus taken due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sources: The NBA and NBPA are forming a working group and have a call Tuesday to discuss return-to-play strategies; will include NBPA president Chris Paul and players Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Lowry, Dwight Powell.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 12, 2020
On the call were NBPA president and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook,Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, Boston Celtics swingman Jayson Tatum and Toronto native Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks.
Earlier on Tuesday, the NBPA released a statement denying a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski regarding a poll taken of players to gauge their appetites for a return to play.
“The NBPA is not engaging in and has not authorized any formal poll of its players," the statement read.
Wojnarowski had reported that regional representatives for the union had reached out to players via text to register their interest in resuming the season.
The NBA season has been paused since March 11.