The NBA is expected to approve a plan to continue the season with 22 teams

NBA players hold secret meeting about resuming season

The NBA Board of Governors is expected to approve a league proposal that would restart the season in Orlando using a 22-team format, according to ESPN is Atletico.

Three quarters of the 30 NBA teams also need to ratify the proposal. That decision is expected to be made on Thursday at 12:30, according to ESPN.

The new plan predicts that 13 Western Conference teams and 9 Eastern Conference teams will play eight games of the normal season before the start of the playoffs – which ended in early June over the past few seasons.

The top eight teams in both conferences will be part of the 22 teams playing. The remaining six teams will be those in six eighth place games: New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trailblazers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards, according to ESPN sources.

The reboot would begin on July 31, ESPN reported. And if there is an NBA Finals Game 7, it would be scheduled for October 12th.

When asked about the reports, the NBA had no comments.

The NBA suspended its season after a member of Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus on March 11th. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many U.S. sports organizations to consider adjustments, including canceling events and playing games without fans.

According to this new plan, the teams would move to train in Orlando by the end of July, according to ESPN. Players will be tested for coronavirus every day and if anyone tests positive they will be removed and treated individually, ESPN reported.

All of this is reported in reports that NBA spokesman Mike Bass could have resumed the season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida as a single campus for games, tutorials and accommodations.
Some families, especially for teams that expect to run deep in the playoffs, may also be allowed in the “bubble” as the deal was called.
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