Woj better not be playing games with my heart.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Board of Governors could approve a plan Thursday that would allow 22 teams to play in Orlando.
The NBA hasn’t played since March 11.
“So the NBA’s inviting 22 teams to Orlando: 13 Western Conference, 9 Eastern Conference,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “Eight-regular season games per team. Play-in for the 8th seeds. July 31-October 12. Vote tomorrow to ratify. The NBA’s back.”
So the NBA's inviting 22 teams to Orlando: 13 Western Conference, 9 Eastern Conference. Eight-regular season games per team. Play-in for the 8th seeds. July 31-October 12. Vote tomorrow to ratify.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 3, 2020
The NBA's back.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania explained how the play-in tournament would work.
“If the ninth seed is more than four games behind the eighth seed, the eighth seed earns the playoff spot,” Charania reported. “If the ninth seed is four or fewer games behind, then the eighth and ninth seed will enter a play-in tournament that is double-elimination for the eighth seed and single-elimination for ninth.”
Play-in tournament in NBA's 22-team format would only be for 8th seed, per sources:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 3, 2020
- If 9th seed is 4 or more games back, 8th seed earns spot
- If 9th seed is 4 or fewer games behind, play-in: Single-elimination for 9th seed, double-elimination for 8th.https://t.co/d7X3X6d1p8
Wojnarowski tweeted that teams included in this plan are the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trailblazers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, and the Washington Wizards.
The play-in format requires a double-elimination format for the 8th seed, a single-elimination for the 9th seed, per sources.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 3, 2020
Woj reported that teams will train in July at their personal sites and then move training camps to Orlando.