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Sport NBA restart: 22 vital role players who will decide the 2020 title

21:03  29 july  2020
21:03  29 july  2020 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

NBA: the foot! Bagley misses the restart

 NBA: the foot! Bagley misses the restart Marvin Bagley's year of plague continues in Disney World. After the Big Man injured his foot in training on Sunday, an MRI has now confirmed that he will miss the restart completely. © Provided by SPOX Marvin Bagley had a bewitched season in his second year. Bagley has dislocated his right foot, as the franchise announced on Tuesday. In training, he landed on the foot of a teammate in the fight for a rebound.

The NBA restart is about to tip off in Orlando, and the run to a 2020 title will finally begin.

J.R. Smith holding a basketball: Cavaliers guard JR Smith © Provided by For The Win Cavaliers guard JR Smith

Even if you’re the most casual of fans, you already know the key names who will be battling it out for a ring, and most of them need only one moniker or nickname: LeBron. The Brow. Kawhi. The Joker. The Greek Freak. The Process.

But there are some role players who will be vital in the postseason (or the attempt to make it to the postseason in the modified bubble). That’s what this list is all about — the non-stars who hold the keys to a championship. We’ll pick one per contending team (heck, we’ll even include longshot teams!).

Markelle Fultz reports to Orlando restart after non-coronavirus delay

  Markelle Fultz reports to Orlando restart after non-coronavirus delay He was delayed for non-coronavirus reasons.Fultz did not ride the bus with teammates to the NBA’s restart campus in Orlando, he had a non-coronavirus matter to attend to, but he is there now reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

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NBA confident of virus safety in bubble as restart begins .
NBA officials are confident their safety protocols and players' desire to stay healthy will make the 2019-20 season's bubble restart a success, league deputy commissioner Mark Tatum said Wednesday. On the eve of the coronavirus-halted campaign resuming, Tatum said there have been no positive COVID-19 tests inside the bubble among about 350 players conducting pre-season scrimmages. "Based on the results, our protocols are working," Tatum said onOn the eve of the coronavirus-halted campaign resuming, Tatum said there have been no positive COVID-19 tests inside the bubble among about 350 players conducting pre-season scrimmages.

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