What would NBA schedule look like in potential summer return? Breaking down options and obstacles

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged on Thursday the 2019-20 season may not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Of course it’s possible," Silver said on TNT’s Inside the NBA. "I just don’t know more at this point."

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommending no gatherings of 50 people or more for at least the next two months, the NBA may be getting closer to the possibility of a season with no championship awarded.

The NBA office is working overtime to put together scheduling models that account for playing some remaining regular-season games or no regular-season games and starting the playoffs when it is deemed safe to resume games.

The league wants to salvage the season, and it is going to operate under that idea until it plays games again this season or is forced to cancel the season.

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, and yet in unprecedented times, health and safety will guide decisions.

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