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Portland Trail Blazers: The pros and cons of the NBA’s potentially shortened offseason

Aug 15, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Jusuf Nurkic #27 and Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers look on against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first quarter in the Western Conference play-in game one at The Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced its intent to accelerate the offseason, and begin play on Dec. 22. Here’s a look at what it means for the Portland Trail Blazers.

A mere two weeks following the culmination of the 2019-20 campaign, the NBA’s league office have their target date on when they hope the Portland Trail Blazers and the rest of the league can begin play for the 2020-21 season: December 22nd.