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NBA Approves Return To Play Plan

Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) defends Brooklyn Nets' Joe Harris (12) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It’s official, the NBA is back, or at least it will be baring any coronavirus setbacks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the league got the necessary votes for a return to play. Now the players association has to vote on Friday to accept this plan, and they are expected to do so.

The Board of Governors voted 29-1 to restart the season in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Resort on July 31st and running through the end of the NBA Finals, with a game #7 to be played, if needed, on October 12th.

22 of the league’s 30 teams will participate and have a chance to play for the 2020 NBA title. The 8 teams who were not invited because they were not within 6 games of the 8th and final playoff spot in their conference are: Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Minnesota and Golden State.

The league also announced it would hold the NBA Draft Lottery on August 25th and the actual NBA Draft on October 15th.

 

 

 


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