It appears that the Warriors' tumultuous 2019-20 season has come to a merciful end.
The NBA's board of governors is expected to approve league commissioner Adam Silver's recommendation for a restart of the NBA season with 22 teams, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports citing league sources.
The NBA is planning a Thursday vote of the Board of Governors -- with an expectation that owners will approve Adam Silver’s recommendation on a format to re-start the season in Orlando, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 29, 2020
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The potential plan would involve both play-in and regular-season games to solidify the playoff picture, all hosted at ESPN's Wide World of Sports inside DisneyWorld. Golden State currently sits at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a 15-50 record, and is the only team that has been eliminated from playoff contention.
Wojnarowski also reports that the league has not put full support behind any of the proposals, but a full 30-team return has been taken off the table. This likely would have been the only way for the Warriors to be part of this restart plan.
In addition to the 16 teams currently in the playoff picture, the 22-team proposal includes any team within six games of the eighth and final playoff spot. The New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs would join the fold from the Western Conference, while the Washington Wizards would be the lone Eastern Conference team earning a spot.
Fans hoping to get one more glimpse of Steph Curry in a Warriors uniform this season likely will have to wait until the 2020-21 NBA season tips off.