Report: NBA moves up targeted start date one day to July 30

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The NBA surpassed its longest in-season stoppage months ago. So many are eager for the league to return from its coronavirus hiatus.

It could happen sooner than previously expected (July 31) – though not much sooner.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Why change the date?

Possibilities:

Ultimately, this only a minor change. But it shows just how flexible the schedule is with this restart.