NBA is seriously considering playing in Orlando and a mid-July return

Published: 3:27pm, May 20, 2020 EDT | Updated: 3:34pm, May 20, 2020 EDT

Written by Ben the Pen

The NBA has been one of the most careful professional leagues when it comes to coming back in a safe way and finding a home for the playoffs.

According to The Athletic (Shams Charania and Sam Amick), Orlando has become the favorite among cities being considered, which have included Las Vegas and Houston.

Texas makes some sense since governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday that pro sports could begin to be held in the state beginning on May 31 without fans.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been very patient when making a concrete decision. Charania reported on May 12 that Silver wanted to make one in the next 2-to-4 weeks.

There is no concrete date for a return, but the NBA hopes to resume play by mid-July and have a training camp in mid-June, according to Charania and Amick.

For the league to achieve those goals, Silver is going to have to make a decision before June starts. Mid-July makes sense but it would seem if they continue to hold off, taking four months or more off and re-starting a season is not going be prudent.