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The 2019-20 NBA season went on rest on March 11 in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

On June 4, the NBA’s Board of Governors endorsed a serious organization to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 groups coming back to play and a conditional beginning date of July 31. The Board’s endorsement is the principal formal advance among many required to continue the season and the NBA is attempting to conclude a far reaching season restart plan with the National Basketball Players Association.

The 2019-20 restart is dependent upon a concurrence with The Walt Disney Company to utilize Walt Disney World Resort close to Orlando, Fla., as a solitary site for a grounds for all games, practices and lodging for the rest of the period.

Fully expecting the arrival of the NBA, here are some regular inquiries and replies about the restart of the 2019-20 season. Once more, note that these dates are provisional.

When does the 2019-20 season restart start and end?

July 31 is the speculative date. The NBA Finals would end no later than Oct. 12.

Which groups will be returning?

An aggregate of 22 groups would come back to play this season.


Milwaukee Bucks

Toronto Raptors

Boston Celtics

Miami Heat

Indiana Pacers

Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets

Orlando Magic

Washington Wizards


Los Angeles Lakers

LA Clippers

Denver Nuggets

Utah Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder

Houston Rockets

Dallas Mavericks

Memphis Grizzlies

Portland Trail Blazers

New Orleans Pelicans

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Phoenix Suns

This depends on the serious arrangement that the BOG endorsed. The returning groups are the 16 groups in current season finisher positions and the six groups that are right now six games or less behind the eighth seed in their individual meetings.

What are seeding games?

The eight outstanding games each returning group would play before the end of the season games start. The games would be chosen from a group’s staying ordinary season matchups.

Where will games be played?

Games and practices would be held close to Orlando as the season restart is dependent upon a concurrence with The Walt Disney Company to utilize Walt Disney World Resort. It would be a solitary site area, highlighting a grounds that would house players for the rest of the period.

What are the NBA’s clinical conventions?

The NBA and the NBPA are working with irresistible illness authorities, general wellbeing specialists and government authorities to build up a thorough program to forestall and moderate the hazard identified with COVID-19, including an ordinary testing convention and tough security rehearses.

What number of complete games will each group in the 22-group field have played before the end of the season games start?

It differs by group, however a large portion of the 22 groups would play 72 or 73 games after the eight “seeding games” are added to their normal season game aggregate. The Dallas Mavericks would have played the most complete games (75) and the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers would have played the least (71).

In what capacity will season finisher seeding work?

The seven groups in every meeting with the best records (standard season games + seeding games) would have secured a season finisher spot. The standard sudden death round situations would be set up for those seeds. The eighth seed might boil down to a play-in competition.

How might the play-in competition work?

In the event that the group with the eighth-best record in its meeting is multiple games in front of the group with the ninth-best record in a similar gathering, no play-in competition would be vital. The last season finisher compartment would essentially go to the group with the eighth best record (customary season games + seeding games).

Yet, on the off chance that the group with the eighth-best record in its gathering is four games or less in front of the group with the ninth-best record in a similar meeting, at that point we’ll have a fight for the last spot between those two groups.

The competition would essentially be a best-of-two arrangement – where the No. 9 seed would need to win two no holds barred matchups to assume control over the No. 8 spot.

Will the end of the season games be any unique?

No. When the 16-group season finisher field is set, the NBA end of the season games would continue in a customary meeting based configuration including the typical best-of-seven arrangement in the first round, gathering elimination rounds, gathering finals and The Finals.

When is the NBA Draft Lottery?

August 25. This is accepting games start on July 31 as probably booked.

In what capacity will lottery groups be resolved?

The 14 lottery groups would be the eight groups that don’t take part in the restart and the six groups that take an interest in the restart however don’t fit the bill for the end of the season games. These groups would be seeded in the lottery and doled out chances dependent on their records through March 11.

The 16 season finisher groups would draft in reverse request of their consolidated records across normal season games and seeding games.

When is the NBA Draft?

October 15. This is accepting games start on July 31 as probably booked.

When will the 2020-21 season start?

The 2020-21 NBA ordinary season would almost certainly start on Dec. 1, 2020. This is additionally expecting games start on July 31 as likely booked.

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