The Maitland Mustangs season start has been put back to June 8 raising concerns that the Waratah Champions League competitions may not proceed at all in 2020.
However, unlike their interstate counterparts Basketball NSW is keeping the door open and Mustangs coach Luke Boyle said Maitland would do everything it could to allow at least some games this season.
The opening games of the season were cancelled on the eve of the competition and Basketball NSW suspended all programs, events and fixtures until further notice.
"NSW is still holding out hope, they are the only league at our level who have not cancelled the season yet. NBL One in all the other states have done that, so it would be just our competition if it gets up," Boyle said.
"One of the things that may happen is double-heading matches each weekend and that would give us a chance of an eight-game season and finals finishing in the usual August, September time frame to allow a normal start to the national league.
"It would also be really hard as you would be playing games first week back. I'm not sure how the quality would be after such a big break and not being able to practice for so long.
"It's a tough ask on the associations, to be honest if I thought there was a club that would do it, it would be us because we always put in the effort.
"If I was a betting man I'd say they will eventually cancel the season."
Boyle admitted basketball free weekends were a major challenge.
"I'm getting a bit stir crazy," he said. "The good thing is you spend more time with the family and the kids but for me all I've known is weekend basketball from when I started rep when I was about eight.
"This is my first season off ever. It's probably long overdue and will do me good."
Boyle said the players were maintaining fitness programs even though they were spread from the United States, to New Zealand and Cairns.
US import Tyler Fry and the women's import Jasmine Jenkins are both back to America, Tay Wynyard has gone back to New Zealand and Dhiu Noi is back in Cairns with his family.
The Mustangs other US import Sharif Watson lives in Newcastle and the club had helped him to find employment.