NBA Considering Shortening 19-20 Regular Season To 70 Games

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NBA Considering Shortening 19-20 Regular Season To 70 Games 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu May 21, 2020 7:29 pm

The NBA is considering shortening the 19-20 regular season to 70 games with play resuming in July. Teams have played approximately 65 games apiece before the season was suspended.


The potential solutions are “fluid,” one source said.


Playing an additional five regular season games would give playoff contenders an opportunity to play for seeding, while lottery teams would also participate. 


If the pandemic doesn't allow the NBA to resume play in July, a relaunch in August is in play with the possibility of instead going straight into the playoffs.

Via Mike Fisher/DallasBasketball.com

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Re: NBA Considering Shortening 19-20 Regular Season To 70 Games 

Post#2 » by nedleeds » Thu May 21, 2020 9:07 pm

Knicks need to lock that 0-5 finish down and get back in this tank.
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Re: NBA Considering Shortening 19-20 Regular Season To 70 Games 

Post#3 » by kalel123 » Thu May 21, 2020 9:26 pm

Just go straight to playoffs already.

At this point in the season, seeding is pretty much what it's going to be minus minor changes.

Going straight to playoffs means you reduce your exposure to risk by about half and less things to manage. I would say that's a good start to this.
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Re: NBA Considering Shortening 19-20 Regular Season To 70 Games 

Post#4 » by Stillwater » Fri May 22, 2020 3:34 pm

Words mere words...
Personally hope nba players are smart enough to see the recent reopening of America is nothing more than government experiments of human sacrifice to gauge just how bad it can get and likely at the expense of many who are not the same fools demanding they are not afraid of any virus so everyone should line dance and drunk from the same punch bowl .
In next few weeks we shall see just how bad this gets in areas the public were "advised" to wear masks but most don't
Thanks to isolation and becoming one with the darkness of self I have
now harnessed a semi- permanent hypnagogic state of consciousness
where the painted dream of the wayward soul is false reality bliss-
There's Mud in the moonshine- Stillwater
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Re: NBA Considering Shortening 19-20 Regular Season To 70 Games 

Post#5 » by Vegeta10176 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:27 am

Stillwater wrote:Words mere words...
Personally hope nba players are smart enough to see the recent reopening of America is nothing more than government experiments of human sacrifice to gauge just how bad it can get and likely at the expense of many who are not the same fools demanding they are not afraid of any virus so everyone should line dance and drunk from the same punch bowl .
In next few weeks we shall see just how bad this gets in areas the public were "advised" to wear masks but most don't


Your right all the rich and government people demanding reopening are going to be hiding out while other poorer people face the music.. Trump does not wear a mask because everyone else around him does and are tested daily and is screaming to get anyone off the lawn who has a cough while saying it's not a big deal.. They bailed out big business republicans democrats and Trump all of them and then say no money for the people the only developed nation that is so callous.. There is clearly a third world dynamic developed within the US itself.. They have so far been able to distract people will cultural wars but at some point you would think people would wake up and realize it's actually a class war and they are being played..

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