By a vote of 29-1, the NBA board of Governors approved the league’s plan to resume play on July 31 in Orlando — a plan that includes 22 teams making the trip to Disney World to finish out the 2019-20 campaign.
“Under the plan from commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s advisory/finance committee, 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams would play eight regular-season games, a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed and playoffs at the Walt Disney World Resort, sources previously said.”
In addition to locking in a plan to complete the season, the NBA also set an October 15 NBA Draft. The lottery will be held on August 25.
The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Orlando with a 40-24 record — good for 5th in the Western Conference. Though final seeding will be determined by the eight regular season games to be played at Disney World, OKC has a playoff spot locked up and is not in danger of missing out.
Here’s Adrian Wojnarowski with everything you need to know about basketball’s return: