After the NBA has announced plans to restart with 22 teams, playing from July 31, 8 teams will be pushed out of the 2019-20 season.
Eight regular Season matches, a Playoffs round with 7 series matches like the previous seasons and 22 participating teams will be what appear in the NBA after the restart of the season on July 31.
In the presence of all 30 teams, the NBA faces a higher risk of infection. So not everyone is chosen. But if there are only 16 teams, the number of matches for the entire NBA 2019-20 season will not be enough and this is a violation of the tournament’s contract with the broadcasters as well as sponsors.
Trae Young and Stephen Curry are part of the team that has to say goodbye to NBA 2019-20
Finally, 22 teams with enough achievements including 16 teams in the Playoffs group and 5 Western teams and 1 Eastern team will come to Orlando, competing together at Walt Disney World Resort. This will leave 8 teams outside the game including as follows.
Golden State Warriors – Achievements 15-50
Cleveland Cavaliers – Achievements 19-46
Minnesota Timberwolves – Achievements 19-45
Atlanta Hawks – Achievement 20-47
Detroit Pistons – Achievement 20-46
New York Knicks – Achievements 21-45
Chicago Bulls – Achievements 22-43
Charlotte Hornets – Achievements 23-42
Prominent among the 8 teams to sit at home is probably Golden State Warriors, the collective has had 5 consecutive seasons in the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for the 2018 champion, injuries to pillars like Klay Thompson or Stephen Curry forced “Dub Nation” into the road to rebuilding the squad.
The Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves are also notable names with two stars, Trae Young and D’Angelo Russell. Unfortunately for the duo, they will have to try next season. Sharing from journalist Shams Charania, although the NBA allows 30 teams to come to Orlando to play, many will refuse to attend.
D’Angelo Russell will say goodbye to the season soon
The intensive competition will require a lot of preparation, especially among these is physical training about 3 weeks before the competition. After that, teams will have to isolate 14 days in Orlando before entering the training camp.
For teams that cannot compete in the Playoffs, it is unreasonable for them to prepare within 2 months and only play 6-8 regular Season matches. It is unclear what the plans for these 8 teams will be, but their offseason has officially started today.