Analyzing the Pelicans’ 8-game seeding schedule in NBA’s return

Kawhi Leonard and Le Bron James

Kawhi Leonard and Le Bron James

But whatever plan the Delete Eight come up with may ultimately be moot, as the league and even the union are reportedly cool on the idea of a de facto second league.

When action resumes on July 30, Zion Williamson will grab the spotlight in the first game back, followed by the battle for Los Angeles between the Lakers and Clippers.

The NBA established a new rule for the Orlando restart that states if the No. 9 seed is within four games of the No. 8 seed after the conclusion of the eight regular-season games, the two teams will have to play each other for the final playoff spot. To. After that, they'll take on the Thunder, Lakers, Grizzlies, Spurs, Nuggets, Mavericks, and the Spurs again.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shared the unique elements that will be seen in the match broadcasts for the rest of the 2019-2020 season. This is far from an ideal way to finish our season, and it will require tremendous sacrifices from all those involved.

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DHSC urged the people of Leicester to keep practice social distancing and advised them to "wash their hands regularly" and to get tested if they have symptoms.

"We know that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future", Silver said told league officials, which included NBPA president Chris Paul.

"I think there are conversations that could be had if there's anything we can do with the other eight teams", NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts said during a conference call this week. "No options are risk-free right now".

While Silver conceded that "yes, the level of concern has increased - not just because of the increased levels in Florida, but throughout the country", he also maintained his belief that the campus bubble, though fallible, is also ultimately the best option. "And we are left with no choice but to learn to live with this virus". At least, that's the model. "But I am very concerned and frankly, my concern aside, our players, our teams are very concerned about any - in terms of play that doesn't have the same guarantees of safety and health that we've provided for the teams in Orlando".

This story will be updated.

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