When the NBA loses the first jump ball in the restarted first game, things will be much faster than usual.
The league will be tested in quarters of 10 minutes, instead of the usual 12 minutes.
All teams plan to participate in a total of three exhibition games, and the shorter quarter experiment only applies to the first exhibition game for each team.
There are several reasons for this change.
After such a long layoff, the league is worried about the safety of the players.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle expressed his feelings about this change in an interview with the media.
“This is another matter,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said on Saturday.
“Actually, in all fields. …I really think that something different can be done.
The exhibition will start on Wednesday, and there will be a total of four games. The exhibition schedule will last until July 28.
The regular season will resume on July 30, including the Jazz against the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers against the Los Angeles Clippers.