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Reports: NBA proposes plan for 22 teams to play eight regular-season games in Orlando

The NBA season could resume July 31
Reports: NBA proposes plan for 22 teams to play eight regular-season games in Orlando
Posted at 12:36 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 12:48:55-04

By the looks of things, the NBA might be resuming their season very soon.

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.

"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."

The NBA's back.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 3, 2020

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."

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.