NBA presents detailed schedule for restart

The NBA has presented a detailed plan for the restart of the league that was announced a few weeks ago. It is known right now that the National basketball association will continue the 2019/20 season under special circumstances. In fact, not all teams will continue to play and they will all play in Orlando/Florida (Disney campus).

The first regular season game is scheduled for July 30th while the play-offs will begin on August 15th – 17th. The NBA FINALS will on September 30th and a potential game 7 would be on October 13th. This calendar is clearly special for the league and also for NBA fans that will get to see the league over the summer. The NBA season 20/21 will likely start in December of 2020.

  • Overview of the planning for the restart:

    July 1 through July 7, 8 or 9 — Required individual workouts for players on the 22 participating teams, with the end date coinciding with which day that team would arrive at the Disney campus.

  • July 7, 8 and 9 — Arrivals at the Disney campus in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  • July 9-29 — Team training camps at Disney, which would follow initial health and safety screenings upon arrival.
  • July 21 or 22 — Start date for three intersquad scrimmages for each team. The scrimmages will be scheduled by the NBA and will have NBA referees.
  • July 30-August 14 — Seeding games at Disney. Games will resume. The NBA is still working on completing the schedule for those eight games per team, and the matchups will be based on regular-season games that remained when the league suspended play on March 11.
  • Aug. 15-16 — The two-game play-in series to determine the No. 8 seed in each conference, if necessary. The series would be necessary if the team in ninth place in either conference when the seeding games end is within four games of the No. 8 team. A best-of-two series would be played, with the ninth-place team needing to go 2-0 in those games to earn a playoff berth. Otherwise, the No. 8 team would take that seed and move into the conference quarterfinals.
  • Aug. 17 — Playoffs begin. This date would move up to Aug. 15 or 16 if the play-in series are unnecessary. The playoffs are all scheduled as traditional best-of-seven series.
  • Aug. 30 — A limited number of family members and guests of remaining teams will be permitted to arrive at Disney for the first time. They would stay on the Disney property. They will not be permitted until this point in the schedule.
  • Aug. 31-Sept. 13 — Conference semifinals.
  • Sept. 15-28 — Conference finals.
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 13 — NBA Finals. The league originally planned an Oct. 12 end date, though that has now been adjusted.

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Par Kim Thesen , le 15/06/2020 à 21:31