Report: Toronto could be ‘option’ to host NBA return

Basketball insider Chris Haynes says Toronto could be a host city for the NBA after the players held a conference call recently with commissioner Adam Silver.

Though it wouldn’t be the NBA’s first choice, Toronto has been mentioned as an option to host games if the NBA season resumes, according to Yahoo! Sports insider Chris Haynes.

Haynes explained to Tim & Sid on Wednesday that, on a recent conference call with players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver identified Florida and Nevada as possible destinations for the league to resume its season — but Toronto was also discussed.

“(Silver) mentioned Toronto in that conference call, too,” Haynes told Tim & Sid. “He said Toronto is an option, but he would like to keep the season in the (United) States. But he said he’s not ruling out Toronto.”

Haynes believes that if the season does resume, the “likely spots” will be Orlando or Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis spoke of welcoming professional sports leagues to resume in his state.

Meanwhile in Toronto, the OVO Athletic Centre opened to the Toronto Raptors in limited capacity this week.

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