NBA approves 8 regular season games for 22 teams to return
The source told ESPN that the NBA and its board of directors plan to approve a 22-team league proposal to restart the season in Orlando, Florida.
The conference call and voting will be held at 12:30 pm. Thursday Eastern Time.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the Alliance’s Advisory/Finance Committee shared the details of the plan with the team that invited them to participate in the Walt Disney World Resort.
The plan requires 13 Western Conference teams and 9 Eastern Conference teams, as well as 8 regular season, possibly 8th seed playoffs and playoffs.
The top 16 teams from the West and East will participate with six other teams, which are ranked eighth in both meetings and have at least six games.
Those six teams are the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.
As for the knockout, the eighth and ninth seeds eliminated it from the final.
If the 9th team completes four regular season games in the eighth seed, the 8th team will participate in the double knockout and the 9th team will participate in the single knockout.
All teams will start training on the team’s site starting in July and then enter Orlando’s full training camp later in the month.
As for the eight teams eliminated from the Orlando roster, some expressed disappointment and worry that the nine-month layoffs will have a competitive and final impact on their team.
For these teams, the NBA is involved in conversations about ways to keep these teams active, including potential mandatory summer camps and regional fall leagues.
These scenarios will be handled between the NBA and the player union.
The NBA and NBPA are also discussing the security agreement and details of the game.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne believes that players and coaches will be allowed to play golf and dine in open-air restaurants, but must ensure that social evacuation rules are followed.
The consortium is also preparing a uniform daily test method for coronaviruses on the Disney campus.
If a player’s virus test results are positive, the league will evacuate the player from the team and isolate and treat the player separately, while continuing to test other players during the game.
All employees of the resort will follow similar procedures.
For example, no one is allowed to enter the player’s room, and the corridor is carefully monitored and managed to avoid congestion.