May 23, 2024

Spurs will begin their season in December

Great news for San Antonio Spurs fans! The NBA organization just announced they will start the 2020 / 21 season on December 22nd. The Spurs have partnered with  BioSecurity company ReturnSafe to bring employees safely back to work inside the AT&T Center for home games. While the start of the season was announced, there were no further explanation whether if there will be fans at the AT&T Center or not.

Spurs will follow a 72-game schedule with an exact lineup coming out soon. There will be some minor changes that parties of the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed to.

  • The 2020-21 season will feature each team playing a 72-game schedule.  The full regular-season and broadcast schedules will be released at a future date;
  • A new system will be used to ensure the parties’ agreed-upon split of basketball-related income (BRI).  In the event player compensation were to exceed the players’ designated share in any season, necessary salary reductions beyond the standard 10 percent escrow would be spread across that season and potentially the following two seasons, subject to a maximum salary reduction in any season of 20 percent;
  • For the 2020-21 season, the Salary Cap will be $109.140 million and the Tax Level will be $132.627 million.  In subsequent seasons of the CBA, the Salary Cap and Tax Level will increase by a minimum of three percent and a maximum of 10 percent over the prior season.  Teams’ Tax payments will be reduced in proportion to any BRI decreases; and
  • Free agent negotiations will begin on November 20 at 6 p.m. (ET), with signings starting at 12:01 p.m. (ET) on November 22.

Spurs will be hosting their 2020 virtual NBA draft on November 18th.