NBA Closes In On Return Plans

Jonathan Grant | June 3rd, 2020

The NBA will be taking a major step to returning on Thursday, or at least we hope so, but ahead of that some news has leaked out that could indicate how things look once the ball does get tipped off again. For one, it appears that the league’s come up with a consensus that the 2019-20 season would conclude on October 12th at the latest with the Finals.

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This, of course, follows a restart to come on July 31st if rumors and speculation are indeed true. As of right now, the word is that just 22 teams will be heading to Orlando, but other teams have spoken out against this plan, so we’ll have to wait and see on that. As far as the format goes, it’s being reported by sources that some of the top seeds are kicking about ideas on how to make home-court advantage tangible without fans. Among the things they have, reportedly, came up with are giving possession to the higher seed in all quarters save the tip-off, the higher seed getting to challenge once more than the lower, and the higher seeded-team getting a chance to have one player collect seven-instead of six- fouls in a single game. Accomodation choices and picking the literla court they play on is also being mooted, so we’ll see how it goes and whether any of this comes to fruition.

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