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Report: NBA owners expected to approve Orlando restart with 20-22 teams

1 month ago   |   By TheScore

Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. The NBA's board of governors is expected to approve commissioner Adam Silver's recommendation to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando in a vote scheduled for June 4, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Silver is expected to suggest the inclusion of 20-22 teams to play out the remainder of the season, Wojnarowski adds. The reported recommendation appears to line up with one of the proposals reportedly discussed...
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Woj: NBA Board of Governors Expected to Ratify Restart Plan at Thursday Vote

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The NBA has reportedly taken another step closer toward resuming its currently suspended season after ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Friday that the league's board of governors ...
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NBA Board of Governors expected to vote on season format Thursday; July 31 target date to return, per reports

1 month ago   |   By CBSSports

The NBA appears to have a timeline in mind
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NBA Plans June 4 Board Of Governors Vote On Return To Play

1 month ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

The NBA is planning to have its Board of Governors vote on the format for a return to play next Thursday, June 4, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN .
The hope is that the vote will be a formality, with the NBA's team owners expected to approve whatever format commissioner Adam Silver recommends for the resumption of the season in Orlando. Teams expect Silver's proposal to include approximately 20-22 clubs, with the teams at the bottom of the standing left out, according to Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne, and Zach Lowe .
Once Silver's plan gets the go-ahead, the league can move on to...
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Report: 22-team regular season with 8th-seed play-in among return proposals

1 month ago   |   By TheScore

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league's board of governors discussed Friday a proposal to determine final playoff spots by having teams within six games of a postseason berth partake in regular-season games followed by a play-in tournament, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports. Under this format, the Washington Wizards , Portland Trail Blazers , New Orleans Pelicans , Sacramento Kings , San Antonio Spurs , and Phoenix Suns would join the 16 current playoff teams in finishing the season. The 22 teams involved would play eight games apiece before a play-in tournament to determine the eighth...
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AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

1 month ago   |   By Fox Sports


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Samson: How Texas teams would sell tickets with 25 percent capacity restrictions in place during COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By CBSSports

David Samson gave a plan following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's recent announcement about sports returning
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The 2020-21 NHL season could start as late as January 2021

1 month ago   |   By FanSided

Could the 2020-21 NHL season start with a Winter Classic in January? With the NHL's return to play plans revealed earlier this week, the league has its next steps in resuming its season after it was put on pause in mid-March. There is still a lot of work to be done in order to get...
The 2020-21 NHL season could start as late as January 2021 - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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Canadiens' Bergevin says focus is winning, not lottery, in return to play

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

With the NHL's 24-team return-to-play protocol announcement earlier this week came a renewed hope for the Montreal Canadiens ‘ 2019-20 campaign.
Having just made the cut for the Stanley Cup tournament's qualifying round, the Canadiens land in a fortunate position with one foot in the post-season and the other still eying those draft lottery odds.
Should the league be able to execute its return-to-play plan, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is particularly keen to see how some of his team's young stars can rise to the challenge in a series again the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“As far as...
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NBA discussed four potential formats for return to play during Board of Governors call Friday, per report

1 month ago   |   By CBSSports

The NBA still has at least possible postseason options still on the table
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Report: NBA eyes July 31 return, 30-team return 'unlikely'

1 month ago   |   By Yardbarke

Even if the league is able to resume play in late July as is currently planned, it wouldn't make sense from a safety standpoint for every NBA team to finish out the season.
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Capitals GM on NHL's return to play: ‘Answers aren't always completely there'

1 month ago   |   By Washingtonpost

The NHL is expected to allow teams to open their practice facilities to limited players in the next two weeks.
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Report: NBA targeting July 31 for return of season

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

The NBA is reportedly targeting July 31 for the league to return to play, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic .
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for return of season, sources tell TheAthleticNBA Stadium .
- Shams Charania May 29, 2020
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed the Board of Governors of the new timeline during a call Friday, Charania reports. Earlier this week, there were reports that the NBA was projecting a return in late July or early August.
During the call, Charania...
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Report: Michael Jordan Pushed NBA Player Safety over 'Meaningless Games'

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

As the NBA discussed multiple options for a return-to-play plan on Friday's Board of Governors call, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan was reportedly among those in the teleconference ...
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The NBA has its target return date: July 31

The NBA has its target return date: July 31

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

The NBA is next in line for a comeback. Days after the NHL announced its plan for a 24-team playoff tournament, NBA commissioner Adam Silver informed the board of governors that the league is targeting resuming play on July 31, according to The Athletic. The NBA, which was the first major sports league to suspend...
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Shams: NBA Discussed 4 Restart Scenarios on Board of Governors Call

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The NBA Board of Governors reportedly discussed four return-to-play scenarios during a conference call Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic...
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Report: NBA targeting July 31 return

1 month ago   |   By TheScore

Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section. In a conference call with the NBA's board of governors on Friday, commissioner Adam Silver informed teams that July 31 is a target date for a return to play, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. The NBA season has been on hiatus since March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More to come. Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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NBA Targeting July 31 For Return To Play

1 month ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed the Board of Governors on today's conference call that July 31 is the tentative target date for a return to play, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic .
That target date doesn't tell us exactly when the NBA would want its season to end, since we don't know how many games will be played once the season resumes. However, a typical postseason requires about two months from start to finish, so it appears as if the league is comfortably playing through August and September.
According to Charania , the NBA discussed four...
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Report: 'Most Expect' NBA to Announce Return Plan Within the Next Week

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

With the NBA board of governors holding a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss return-to-play options, the league reportedly could have a formal announcement soon...
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