As the NBA inches closer to a return to play, there are so many questions still unanswered.
When will the season start?
Will there be a play-in style tournament to determine the playoffs?
Will the NBA go straight to the playoffs?
Will they return to play at a single site or two single sites?
What will the protocols be?
When will the season end?
When will next season begin?
This Thursday could be the day we get all or most of those questions answered.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA Board of Governors will meet Thursday to vote on the finalized plan for return. The NBA's proposed timeline as a last possible date for Game 7 of the NBA Finals would be October 12, according to the report.
The NBA's Board of Governors has a Thursday meeting set for a vote on a finalized plan to restart the season, per sources. The league is still working through those details with the NBPA. https://t.co/bwZ74S3ldR
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 2, 2020
During last Friday's conference call with the NBA Board of Governors, Commissioner Adam Silver reportedly laid out four options to what the NBA could look like once play resumes:
16 teams: Directly to playoffs
20: Group/stage play
22: Games to determine seeding, play-in tournament for final seed(s)
30: 72-game regular season, with play-in tourney
From the sounds of it, it seems the league is leaning more towards the format of 22 teams returning in a play-in type tournament.
We should know a lot more on Thursday.
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REPORT: NBA Governors to vote on return Thursday, formal dates set originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest