Sport Report: NBA targeting return to play in late July or early August

03:56  29 may  2020
03:56  29 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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The NBA is currently projecting to resume play in late July to early August , according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. The NBA and NBPA is also working on a plan to accommodate players ’ families as the league aims to resume play , according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

The NBA is in preliminary discussions with the Walt Disney Company about resuming the 2019-20 season at an isolated site near Orlando, Florida in late The NBA still has not settled on a format for a return to play , such as the NHL's proposed 24-team playoff bracket. It has been reported the NBA

The NBA is beginning to get into serious logistical planning as the league continues to move toward restarting, but it appears we may still be at least two months away from meaningful games.

a close up of a basketball game: The NBA continues to adjust its return-to-play plans. © Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The NBA continues to adjust its return-to-play plans.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league’s current projections have it on track to begin training camps in July and then resume games toward the end of the month or perhaps in early August.

Much has to be planned still. In addition to safety protocols, the NBA has to figure out where games will be played and what format they will be played under. To that last point, we’ve already heard about some unique ideas by the league.

The important point is that all indications are the NBA will be back before the end of summer, giving playoff contenders a chance to finish the season and win a title after all.

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On Monday came reports that the playoff format could change from the traditional 1-8 seeds in each conference to a league-wide 1-through-16 bracket that would be finalized after some kind of play - in tournament to determine who Report : NBA projecting return to play in late July , early August .

Report : NBA expects to need about 15,000 coronavirus tests to restart season amid pandemic. It’s hard to see the NBA choosing anything but the latter option. What would the NBA ’s return to action Games will likely be played in isolated gyms, with players and other staff shuttling between games

NBA teams expected to be allowed to sign replacement players in case of positive COVID-19 test, per report .
The league and the players association are negotiating on which players will be allowed to be signedNow that a plan is in place, and everyone has agreed on a format and schedule, the league can start figuring out some of the details. Among them is what to do in case of injury or a positive COVID-19 test. Players will be tested nightly, and the league has made it clear that things will move along even if a player comes down with the coronavirus.

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