The Milwaukee Bucks, reigning champions Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic now hold the eight play-off spots in the Eastern Conference. If a team comes within four games of eighth place, No. 8 and No. 9 will face off in a pseudo-double-elimination competition to garner the final playoff spot.
What: World Cup-style tournament in July, with teams sequestered at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex for four to five weeks. The players association will meet virtually on Friday, the New York Times reported, though it wasn't immediately clear if the players would be asked to vote on the proposal.
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The NBA will resume the 2019-2020 season on July 31 in Orlando, Florida. Thursday's presentation to the Board of Governors will outline a plan to include 22 teams. These teams would be seeded in the lottery and assigned odds based on their records through games of March 11. After the conclusion of the postseason, the NBA Draft will take place on October 15 and free agency is set to follow on October 18. Stateside, the PGA Tour will return next week with fan-free tournaments and major colleges and the National Football League have signaled their willingness to move forward with their seasons in the fall.
"The Board's approval of the restart format is a necessary step toward resuming the NBA season", said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. After that, the typical 16-team playoff format would commence, with the possibility for a "play-in round" to confirm which teams advance. To help prevent the spread, the league would remove that player, regardless of who it is, and have them quarantine.
Fertitta and 29 of the NBA's 30 team owners voted Thursday to formally approve the season's resumption. Nevertheless, eight teams are finished for the season now, and most teams in the league will have completed their season by the end of September.