These next two weeks may be the most important stretch of days in NBA history. This week the league is holding a series of conference calls to discuss and eventually vote on the options regarding how to return to play for the postseason. The number of factors considered is massive, and that’s before you get to the logistical challenges COVID-19 present.
The options range from brutally simple to elaborate and complex. The factors in play range from star power to revenue to fair play. The parties involved all have different situations in the face of the pandemic, different priorities for their teams, and different outlooks on what works best.