The NBA is back! Or at least headed to a return.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Commissioner Adam Silver is going to propose to the Board of Governors a plan for the resumption of the 2019-2020 NBA Season.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski gave additional details of the proposal. Instead of all 30 teams playing a home-and-away format, the league is proposing to bring only 22 teams to Walt Disney World. The teams that are part of the resumption include all 16 teams currently in the Playoffs as well as five Western Conference teams still within the eighth seed and an additional Eastern Conference team in the hunt for the final Playoff seed.
All 22 teams will be playing eight regular season games from July 31 up to October 12.
Here are the teams that will continue the abbreviated season.
Charania clarified that the proposed Playoff Play-in Tournament will only happen if teams outside of the eighth seed are within a four-game range of making the Playoffs once all eight regular season games are played.
The Board of Governors is scheduled to put this proposal to vote at 12:30 PM ET on Thursday in the US.