Adam Silver and Michele Roberts met on Sunday to set a foundation for upcoming bargaining talks between the NBA and NBPA.

Both Silver and Roberts left the meeting optimistic about reaching agreement on issues to keep the NBA moving forward as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“I think we’re going to get to a mutually acceptable result, but it’s going to take time,” Roberts told The Athletic. “We haven’t done our BRI (basketball related income) audits. We haven’t set a salary cap, we haven’t set a tax.”


Roberts agrees with Silver on the NBA's goal of beginning the 20-21 season in late January or February.

“The latter part of January, February makes sense," Roberts said. "If it’s later than that, if we have a terrible winter because the virus decides to reassert herself, that’s fine. The absolute earliest would be January, and that’s doable.”