Report: WNBA proposing 22-game season starting in late July at IMG Academy

Ethan Cadeaux
NBC Sports Washington

Like the NBA, the 2020 WNBA season has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. And also like the NBA, the WNBA is hoping to begin its season in late July.

According to an ESPN report on Thursday, the WNBA is planning on proposing a 22-game regular season that would begin July, held in a "bubble-like" atmosphere at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

The league has yet to formally propose the idea to the players, according to the report. Under this proposal, WNBA players would make approximately 60% percent of their salary. 

Terri Jackson, an executive director for the WNBA's Players Association, told ESPN that "no decisions have been made" and that "players are considering all their options."

The first report of the WNBA's plan surfaced on Thursday night, the same day the NBA formally agreed to the 22-team format to resume the league at the ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, beginning July 31. 

The WNBA was supposed to begin its typical 36-game slate on May 15, but the pandemic has prevented the WNBA from beginning it's 2020 season. The league conducted it's 2020 draft in a virtual format on April 17.

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Report: WNBA proposing 22-game season starting in late July at IMG Academy originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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