Here's how NBA executives are hoping to salvage 2020-2021 season

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The NBA continues to work vigorously to figure out what the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season could look like once they're allowed to resume play and there are several options.

According to The Post's Marc Berman, executives "still cling to hope" that a 16-team playoff that is played at one site with no fans can occur. 

What about the regular season? Berman is hearing that a "five-to-seven-game" regular season is what's being suggested before the playoffs were to begin. Then, the 2020-21 season will start near Christmas. 

 

"They're very determined to have a champion," a source said. 

One destination that the NBA is considering at the moment is Las Vegas at UNLV, which has hosted summer leagues in the past with every team in the league. However, one source told The Post that Orlando, Atlantic City, Hawaii and Louisville are being discussed as well. 

When will that begin? A guess could be toward the end of June, but of course, the league -- like the rest of the country -- is subject to how well the combat of coronavirus is going. 

Also worth noting: The NBA hasn't thrown out the idea of canceling the season without crowning a champion. 

"Nothing is off the table," a league official said. 

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