NBA looking to start 2020-21 regular season on December 1st

Once the NBA returns in approximately five weeks, the plan is for a three week training camp, followed by eight regular season games and then the playoffs. That should take the 2019-20 season into early October.

Then within a week there will be the 2020 NBA Draft followed by a very condensed offseason of about four weeks.

You can see why the NBA Players Association is like, "Let's hold our horses and our carriages a bit," since there would only be a few weeks for free agency. So expect some tweaking, but this is the vernal plan according to reports.