The League has also set some important dates for the upcoming season, Wojnarowski adds, with the opening night set as scheduled for December 22 (Twitter link). An All-Star break will take place from March 5 to 10, although no games will be played. Several issues are at stake in these negotiations. What is most critical is determining the league`s salary cap level and secondary financial issues for a year that has seen an unprecedented season shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA and its players are also fighting over the start date of the 2020-21 season, with the league said to fish for a December 22 start, with players being more comfortable in mid-January. The NBA and NBPA cleared a significant hurdle last night when the players` union voted in favor of the league`s proposed departure date for the 2020/21 season on Dec. 22. The NBA and nbPA have reached an agreement to extend the window that allows the league to end the collective bargaining agreement in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN`s Adrian Wojnarowski. .