The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved the 22-team format to resume play of the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. (Shams Charania on Twitter)
The vote was 29-1 in favor of resuming the 2019-20 NBA season at Walt Disney World. 22-teams are getting the invitation, which includes those teams that are currently ranked 1-8 in each conference, as well as Portland, New Orleans, Sacramento, San Antonio, and Phoenix from the Western Conference, and Washington from the Eastern Conference. Teams will report to training camp on June 30, and travel to Walt Disney World on July 7. The season will then begin on July 31, with eight regular season games on the docket for each team. The last possible date for gameplay will be October 12, should the Finals go seven games. Coronavirus testing will begin for each team starting on June 22 in order to create the “bubble” environment the NBA is seeking while they return to action.