The NBA's Board of Governors are meeting on Friday and discussing starting the 20-21 season as quickly as possible, playing fewer than 82 games and not waiting for fans to be permitted to all arenas across the league.

Some are pushing the league to start as soon as Christmas Day in what is typically a high ratings day for the NBA, though some believe that won't be feasible and instead prefer beginning the season on or around Martin Luther King Day in mid-January.

While the conventional wisdom around the league had been to delay the start of the season, that shifted in recent days to a quicker timeline.

Adam Silver has said the league would need approximately eight weeks between an agreement on modifications to the collective bargaining agreement before the start of next season.