The NBA Returns July 31

A Champion Will Be Named!

On March 11 The 2019-20 NBA season came to a abrupt stop due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NBA season is set to make it’s return on July 31.

The 2019-20 restart is contingent on an agreement with The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida will be used as a single site for a campus for all housing, practices and games for the remainder of the season.

On June 4, the NBA’s Board of Governors approved the plan to return.

A total of 22 teams would return to play this season.

Eastern Conference

  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Boston Celtics
  • Miami Heat
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Orlando Magic
  • Washington Wizards

Western Conference

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • LA Clippers
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Utah Jazz
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Houston Rockets
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Phoenix Suns

The eight remaining games each returning team would play before the playoffs begin. The games would be selected from a team’s remaining regular-season matchups.
 

Top seven teams in each conference with the best records  clinch a playoff spot.

The eighth seeds in each conference could come down to a play-in tournament.
 

No play-in tournament would be needed if the team with the eighth-best record is five or more wins ahead of the team with the ninth-best record in the same conference.

The final playoff spot would go to the eighth best record.

If the team with the eighth-best record is four or less of the team with the ninth-best record then that’s when we will have a play in tournament.

Winner takes all for the final spot between those two teams.

The Finals would end no later than Oct. 12. 
 

Published by Kalum Vaughns

Freelance journalist, podcaster, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist.

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