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    NBA to approve plan for 22-team return with eight regular-season games

    The NBA's board of governors intends to approve a league proposal on a 22-team format to restart the season in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN.


    The conference call and vote is set for 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, sources said.


    Commissioner Adam Silver and the league's advisory/finance committee have shared the broad details of a plan with teams to play at The Walt Disney World Resort, sources said. The plan includes 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams, eight regular-season games, a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed, and playoffs, sources said.


    The top 16 teams in the Eastern and Western conferences will be joined by teams currently within six games of eighth place in the two conferences -- New Orleans, Portland, San Antonio, Sacramento, Phoenix and Washington, sources said.


    The play-in tournament will include the No. 8 and No. 9 teams -- if the ninth seed finishes the regular season within four games of the eighth, sources said. In that case, the No. 8 seed enters a double-elimination tournament, and the No. 9 seed a single-elimination tournament, sources said.


    Teams will begin training at team sites in July and advance to full training camps in Orlando later that month, sources said.


    The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are negotiating details of the return to play's safety protocols and competition.


    Life in the NBA bubble will be governed by a set of safety protocols. While players and coaches will be allowed to golf or eat at outdoor restaurants, they will also need to maintain social distancing, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.


    The NBA is planning to have uniform, daily testing for the coronavirus within the Disney campus environment, sources told ESPN.


    If a player tests positive for the virus, the league's intent would be to remove that player from the team to quarantine and treat individually -- and continue to test other team members as they play on, sources said.


    Employees at the Disney resort will have to maintain similar protocols. For example, no staff will be allowed into players' rooms, and hallways will be carefully managed to avoid crowding, sources told Shelburne.


    The NBA suspended its season on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.


    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...r-season-games
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    So let me guess this straight

    they r gonna vote this Thursday and we either a resume date or cancellation

    could it really b this easy ?

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    Wow !

    jjgold wrong again...

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    Lol

    Probably will
    Be voted
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Lol

    Probably will
    Be voted
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    im kinda expecting that

    also expecting they somehow won’t let us know

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    The vote will pass, I'll take any action here for those that think otherwise
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    i like the playoff rules adjustment to get zion in the mix

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    will they make up the ticket revenue in tv ratings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymcgrady View Post
    The vote will pass, I'll take any action here for those that think otherwise
    Agreed
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    Out of all sports NBA will look horrendous without fans.

    Soccer actually looks fine
    Baseball no one goes normally
    Hockey they can focus on rink
    Football will have fans
    Basketball with court side so close I can't imagine how bad it will look
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Out of all sports NBA will look horrendous without fans.

    Soccer actually looks fine
    Baseball no one goes normally
    Hockey they can focus on rink
    Football will have fans
    Basketball with court side so close I can't imagine how bad it will look
    It will look like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    It will look like this


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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Out of all sports NBA will look horrendous without fans.


    Baseball no one goes normally

    MLB only 68 million last year


    https://www.mlb.com/amp/news/mlb-inc...e-in-2019.html

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    I don't think they will vote it down

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    Meanwhile the MLB players being little b!tches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    I don't think they will vote it down
    You know LeBron runs the NBA. He wants to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    Meanwhile the MLB players being little b!tches
    Players want more games.

    Owners think Chinese Virus is coming back in November to ruin playoffs.

    Who's being bitches?

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    Not sure if the nba agrees with the Florida governor, but starting this Friday all sporting events can have 50% seating in Florida . So if the nba wants fans they can have them at Disney World

    later

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    NBA has a problem here...

    If 1 dude gets Coronavirus the whole set of players on the floor gonna have it because they share the ball and sweat on each other.

    Can't see this ending well ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLock View Post
    That don't mean much to me. Stadiums are empty all the time. Tickets might be sold. You see it. You live in Florida
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    They r going to make us wait 8 games after coming back for the playoffs? How can you get 8 games with 22 teams? After all this the finals will be over by October 12? This actually seems ridiculous. I actually agree with the crappy teams might as well bring everyone back. They should have done something like hockey. This is all to keep New Orleans in it.
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    To answer my own question, the East will play each other once. The west will play 8 of the other 12. I guess thatís how they got 8 even though I donít see that anywhere.
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    I assume they will have some afternoon games and definitely b2b playoff games
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    Season ends Oct 12th....and starts new season in Nov as usual?

    Training starts in July

    "Full" training starts a month later....Aug

    ...and Virus shortened season starts???.....Sept?

    Better than nothing I suppose. Still a long wait.

    Thanks for the info and ray of hope, Tony.

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    Let's resume the SPORTS, that will help the Country recover more then just about anything else.. America loves their major sports!!!

    Hope it happens soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe_Word View Post
    Season ends Oct 12th....and starts new season in Nov as usual?

    Training starts in July

    "Full" training starts a month later....Aug

    ...and Virus shortened season starts???.....Sept?

    Better than nothing I suppose. Still a long wait.

    Thanks for the info and ray of hope, Tony.
    The 2020-2021 is gonna start Christmas Day and be shorter
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    They will have to go against nfl games with this plan, considering they canít beat the draft for ratings, I doubt this goes well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrinity View Post
    The 2020-2021 is gonna start Christmas Day and be shorter
    Ah......thanks, trin.

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    Need something to watch lol glad to hear though seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Out of all sports NBA will look horrendous without fans.

    Soccer actually looks fine
    Baseball no one goes normally
    Hockey they can focus on rink
    Football will have fans
    Basketball with court side so close I can't imagine how bad it will look
    NASCAR without fans in stands is basically no change.

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    Officially tmr

    supposed to pass tho

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    where's all the posters who guaranteed no sports till 2021

    it's ok, we are all glad you were so very wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaTopMoron View Post
    where's all the posters who guaranteed no sports till 2021

    it's ok, we are all glad you were so very wrong
    lol

    they wer either trolling or idiots

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyvegas13 View Post
    lol

    they wer either trolling or idiots
    both

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    nice for the other teams not invited is it paid vacation for them, warriors will be rested up nicely for next season

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