Michele Roberts said the "overwhelming" sentiment from communicating with players across the league has been that "they really want to play" and resume the 19-20 NBA season.
"It's time. It's time," Roberts told ESPN. "It's been two and a half months of, 'What if?' My players need some level of certainty. I think everybody does."
The players' association does not necessarily need to hold a vote on the league's plans.
"If we thought we needed a vote, we would. If we're ratifying a CBA, we need a vote," she said. "But our preferred method is talking to people or just having them talk to us. Then if we get a sense of what the sentiment is then we can move forward. We talk to our players and figure it out."