Report: NBA season could last through Oct. 12
The NBA is reportedly targeting July 31 for resuming games.
Now, we also have a planned end date for the season.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
ESPN Sources: As the NBA models a 22-team format for a July 31 resumption in Orlando, the proposed timeline for teams as the last possible date for an NBA Finals Game 7: October 12.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 2, 2020
The big question: What happens between July 31 and Oct. 12?
But that still leaves many questions within a 22-team structure. How many regular-season games will each team play? How many seeds will be up for grabs in the play-in tournament? How many teams will qualify for the play-in tournament. Will the the playoffs have 1-16 seeding?
And then there’s next season and beyond. The NBA will obviously delay the start of the next season. But will the league work back toward an October start for future seasons? Or will this be the beginning of regularly starting the season in December?
Still, as many questions remain unanswered, the timeline is coming into sharper focus.