Each team will reportedly participate in eight regular-season games
It looks like we finally have a clear picture of who will be playing basketball once the NBA resumes play. Earlier today, sources told ESPN the NBA’s Board Of Governors plans on approving the league’s plan for a 22-team restart in Orlando, Florida. The decision is expected to be voted on during a conference call tomorrow. Sources say that each of the 22 teams will play in eight regular-season games to determine playoff seeding.
There will reportedly be six other teams joining the league’s 16 current playoff teams this year. ESPN’s sources say that the Washington Wizards will play in the Eastern Conference while the Pelicans, Trail Blazers, Suns, Kings, and Spurs will participate in the West.
According to ESPN, if the number nine seed is more than four games back from the eighth seed, then the eighth seed will make the playoffs. However, if the ninth seed is less than four games back, then a play-in tournament will be held.
The NBA’s Board of Governors will be voting on the restart proposal tomorrow. The board needs three-fourths approval from the league’s 30 teams for the plan to pass. The Board of Governor’s conference call is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 12:30 PM EST.