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The NBA announced the full seven-day exhibition schedule to take place at the Disney World complex in Orlando, Florida, before the 201
Shams Charania from Stadium and The Athletic provided the full list:
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The NBA scrimmage schedule – with clippers, nuggets, heat and pelicans on July 22: https://t.co/znph78RAWW
Each team will play three scrimmages before the start of the regular season, which will include a shortened eight-game finish before possible play-in tournaments for the final seeds and a standard postseason.
The NBA pushed ahead with its plans to resume and complete the 2019-20 campaign despite a recent wave of COVID-19 cases in Florida.
Have multiple players got out After the restart and in June, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he understood that the “bubble” environment in Orlando “may not be for everyone”:
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“It will mean tremendous sacrifice for these players and everyone involved …” – Adam Silver on the challenges of bringing the NBA back, https://t.co/bc3YPi6GEN
Along with health concerns, players raised the issue that the Black Lives Matter movement may be lost in the background after the game resumes.
“As soon as we start playing basketball again, the news will turn from systemic racism to what did last night in the game. It is a crucial time for us to play and mix this and the events in our communities to influence, “said an unknown player, ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski. “We ask ourselves: ‘Where and how can we achieve the greatest impact?’ Mental health is also part of the discussion and how we deal with all of this in a bubble. “
The regular season starts again on July 30, two days after the end of the exhibition games, and continues until mid-August. The playoffs start on August 17th, the last possible final date is October 13th.
The 2020-21 season is expected to begin on December 1st.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are the top contenders for the game’s resumption.