Michael Rand: Starting the new NBA season so soon is absurd and reckless

The 2019-20 NBA season lasted more than a full year, from the start of training camp (Oct. 1, 2019) to the end of the finals (Oct. 11, 2020).There was a lot of time off during that span, of course, but it was not a relaxing few months. It was a time fraught with worry over a global health pandemic — a time when a lot of players couldn’t work out in a meaningful way and/or wouldn’t have wanted to if they could.Then all but eight teams were whisked away to Orlando — some for a handful of weeks, some for several months. The rest barely did anything, which might have been just as strange.Players’ …

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