Plan Finalized To Get Rockets Back On Court

Brandon Scott
June 26, 2020 - 1:18 pm

(SportsRadio 610) -- For weeks, NBA fans have anticipated the league's return. 

The Board of Governors approved resuming the season June 4, with expectations of playing in a bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 

On Friday, the NBA and Players Association announced they finalized a comprehensive plan to allow the season to restart July 30. 

The past few weeks of negotiations have centered around stringent health and safety protocols, as well as the league's effort to combat systemic racism and promote social justice. 

All of this is extremely important, as players around the league have expressed concern about distracting from the social justice movement by playing basketball.

The league and Players Association clearly took these concerns to heart. 

The NBPA restated its goal of finding tangible and sustainable ways to address racial inequality across the country.  Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts both released statements Friday commending the efforts. 

This also means Rockets fans are even closer to seeing the squad compete for an NBA title. 

The Lakers, Bucks and Clippers are the chalk favorites to win, but Vegas isn't sleeping on the Rockets as a betting favorite. 

The Rockets have tied for the fourth-best odds overall, despite being sixth in the Western Conference.

James Harden has been doing plyometrics and yoga when he's not riding around Houston in Lambos with Lil Baby

Russell Westbrook is tossing the medicine ball like it's light work.

The NBA announces the team schedules Friday night. There will be eight "seeding" games for the 22 participating teams before the playoffs.

Individual workouts become mandatory July 1, but no more than eight players can be a the facilities at a time.

Teams arrive at the Disney complex July 7-9. 

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