NBA set to return on July 15

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Spencer Dinwiddie may have just spilled the beans on the NBA return date.

The Nets scorer, replying to a tweet by sneaker designer John Geiger, wrote that the league’s bubble site games would begin on July 15, with practice starting up on June 21.

Whether or not Dinwiddie was being serious or an actual return date has been decided upon, it’s a glimmer of good news in an otherwise bleak sports forecast, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It also jibes with long-reported timelines for a mid-July return.

With the NBA and NHL still figuring out how to return to their 2019-20 seasons and MLB hammering out the details to begin its year, any pro sports league in North America getting back to business would lead the way for the others.

A popular idea among the leagues is bubble cities — having all teams housed and playing in a single city with constant testing for COVID-19 — with the NBA’s reported frontrunner being Disney World.

Players are allowed to being voluntary workouts, with 20 teams opening their facilities this week. Workouts are limited to four players.

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