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Danny Green expects LeBron James to miss first month of season

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a group of football players on a field: If the next NBA season tips off on Dec. 22, Danny Green (left) doesn't think LeBron James will be part of it. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports If the next NBA season tips off on Dec. 22, Danny Green (left) doesn't think LeBron James will be part of it.

The NBA is in the process of reworking its schedule, and the changes could lead to some players missing the start of the season. At least that’s what one player thinks will happen.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green was a guest on “The Ringer NBA Show” for an episode published on Monday. Green talked about the NBA’s plan to start training camp for next season around Dec. 1. The regular season reportedly would begin slightly before Christmas Day.

Green says he wouldn’t expect a player such as LeBron James to be there for the beginning of the season.

“To have that quick of a restart, I wouldn’t expect to see (LeBron) there. I wouldn’t expect to see him probably for the first month of the season. I don’t expect guys to want to be there or show up willingly,” Green said.

Green pointed out how the Lakers were recently in the NBA Finals and wouldn’t have much time off. He also noted how many veterans they have, such as Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard, in addition to James. Other teams that got eliminated from the playoffs earlier might be ready for a late December start, but Green does not think some Lakers would be ready for the season to start soon.

The NBA is hoping to have fans at games next season and is considering playing MLB-style series.

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