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TigerinATL
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Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA 1h

Sources from Walt Disney World tell me: "We are confident we'll be hosting the NBA in some fashion. It may not be the entire league, but we believe the NBA will be here to at least finish part of their season. Still hurdles to cross, but we are preparing as if that is the case."


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The Athletic NBA @TheAthleticNBA 10m

Developing - Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort is on track to win the bid to become the NBA’s playing site to resume the 2019-20 season, with hope emerging of games tipping off by mid-July.

Details from @ShamsCharania & @sam_amick


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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA 3m

This matches the timeline I've continually heard. Players back in facilities in the next couple of weeks. Get a sense of what shape they are in. Then a training camp in home facilities. Pick up and move to single-site in late-June/early-July. Games start in July.



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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
That doesn't necessarily mean we will be involved.

Although they cannot possibly just jump into the playoffs.


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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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That doesn't necessarily mean we will be involved.

Although they cannot possibly just jump into the playoffs.


this whole idea just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and don't know why.


TigerinATL
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
There's no travel if everyone is together. Could teams play a game every other day for weeks without wearing out if they didn't have to travel? You could knock out 15 games in a month at that pace starting in July. Close the gap between games for the playoffs and the Finals finish late August to mid September? September, October, November becomes a the new offseason for a new season that begins on Christmas day.


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saints5021
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
if they do a play-in tournament, I think it would be so popular, they would be forced to do it every year.


Chad504boy
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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if they do a play-in tournament, I think it would be so popular, they would be forced to do it every year.


always thought that was called the regular season.


LesGeaux45
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
Yeah on Windhorst's podcast he went through just how quickly they could get through the rest of the regular season and a full playoff schedule if you factor in no travel days and playing games concurrently. I can't remember the exact figures but it was around 2.5 months months or so.
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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s but it was around 2.5 months months or so.


That still seems like an excessively long time


LesGeaux45
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
This was the quote from the story he and Bontemps did on ESPN.com:

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When play abruptly stopped on March 11, there were 259 regular-season games remaining on the schedule. If the NBA were to complete those games and four rounds of playoffs, occupants could be in some form of a bubble for roughly three months.


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In a scenario where the NBA played eight games per day -- using two courts to host concurrent games akin to summer league -- the regular season could be completed in 33 days with almost no back-to-backs. A full four-round postseason, with minimal days off, would take a maximum of 55 days to complete.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
Right but that isn't going to happen. They aren't going to finish out the schedule.


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shel311
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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That still seems like an excessively long time

For the rest of the regular season and a full game playoff?

That sounds about right I'd think.


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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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For the rest of the regular season and a full game playoff?

That sounds about right I'd think.
but will players want to be away from their families for that long... that might be an issue


LesGeaux45
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
From everything I've heard, they want to allow immediate families in the "bubble". It sounds like it's a non-starter for the players otherwise.


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shel311
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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but will players want to be away from their families for that long... that might be an issue

Do we know for sure their families wouldn't be able to go along?


TigerinATL
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
I would think one of the selling points of Disney World is being able to accommodate their families with all of the on property hotels.


msutiger
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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@fishsports BREAKING: NBA sources tell @SInow and @1053thefan league is discussing completing a 70-game season, to re-start in July - with a planned Thursday conference call for GMs to spitball ideas.


No way in hell the Pelicans should participate if that’s the case. If the league forces, send the G league team. Zion shouldn’t be near the court for a meaningless 5 games.


shel311
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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No way in hell the Pelicans should participate if that’s the case. If the league forces, send the G league team. Zion shouldn’t be near the court for a meaningless 5 games.

They won't have a choice in participation, but I do agree there's no sense in sending Zion.



The 70 game season is all about money. There were discussions on it before, but basically each team needs to get to 70 games to satisfy the regional sports network contracts, so there were always going to work to get at least to that threshold.


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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
Agree. Would be time to get players like Cheatem and Gray some playing time with Frank Jackson, KW and Okafor. No way I would play Zion, BI, Jrue or Lonzo and risk injury for 6 lousy meaningless games.


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Macintosh504
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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I would think one of the selling points of Disney World is being able to accommodate their families with all of the on property hotels.
but then all the family members will also have to get tested and could all potentially increase chances of covid spreading there


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CelticDog
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re: Disney World is the front runner to finish the season in early June/late July.
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That doesn't necessarily mean we will be involved.

Although they cannot possibly just jump into the playoffs.





1. yes they could just do playoffs.

2. they wont.


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