The US sports broadcaster said teams expect to be told about the same time when they can expand individual workouts - already underway at some clubs - to include more team personnel.
On the most recent Board of Governors call, owners and executives were encouraged about the league's steps toward returning safely amid the coronavirus pandemic and about positive conversations with the National Basketball Players Association, per ESPN. The National Basketball Players Association has informally polled players to gauge their appetite for resuming a season halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, USA media reported on May 12.
The stoppage came as the league hurtled toward its playoffs, which were due to start in April. Although many players have stayed close to team headquarters amid the ongoing pandemic, there are a handful of notable names that have returned home either out of the state, or even the country in Luka Doncic's case. That would be followed by up to two weeks of individual workouts at team facilities and then a training camp with the full roster, which would last up to three weeks, according to the report.
The eventual format of the remainder of the season also remains under discussion by league officials, the players' union and owners.
Jared Dudley said that players will be allowed to leave the "bubble location" should the season resume.
ESPN reported Wednesday that the league is still weighing a return with action in both Orlando and Las Vegas.
The NBA has apparently zeroed in on a host site should a return to play occur this season, as sources told Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic that Orlando/Disney World has emerged as the clear front-runner. ESPN says a two-site format is still an option, with Las Vegas in the mix. The Bahamas was also mentioned as a possibility.