It is likely that all of the NBA teams that have passed the main season will be focused and play in the NBA Playoffs in a single location in an effort to save time and money.
Shorten the Playoffs round and compete in only one venue
At the latest NBA Organizing Committee meeting, the tournament leaders considered the option to shorten the NBA Playoffs and compete at only one venue. With the idea of the 3-game series being considered, the possibility of teams competing in the same place is increasing.
If the teams compete in the same Playoffs, they will save a lot of travel costs and will not have to recover time after long flights. As a result, the distance between the matches will be significantly reduced, helping NBA also save time to prepare for the 2020-2021 season.
However, the failure to host Playoffs at home will cause the teams to suffer damage to the entrance fee and the accompanying services inside the stadium, which has been severely reduced due to the time delay. NBA.
To date, Las Vegas is still considered the brightest place to hold a focused NBA Playoffs. It is the venue for the NBA All-star 2007 and the summer leagues. Las Vegas owns many hotels and resorts and is ready to welcome a large number of players and team members.
However, this is not the only option. According to some insider sources, destinations such as Bahamas, Hawaii, Orlando, Louisville, Atlantic City are also being considered. Most of these are famous tourist and entertainment places of America.
NBA Playoffs may only have 3 matches left
Accordingly, the teams will only play a series that lasts only 3 games, instead of 7 games as before. In other words, the NBA Playoffs round time will be cut in half, ensuring this year’s season closes faster.
Prior to that, the Organizing Committee members had proposed two options: shortening the NBA Playoffs series to 5 games or for the knockout teams to play a single match like the NCAA format. The latter option has been rejected, but it is still possible to become a reality if COVID-19 lasts longer than expected.
Also in this meeting, the idea of completely eliminating the remainder of the main season and entering the NBA Playoffs round was immediately marginalized. The teams want to play at least 70 matches this season so they don’t have to pay back the TV royalties to the local stations. Currently, the teams have played 64-67 matches this season.
At present, the most feasible idea is to bring the season back in late June and early July, and last until August or September. The NBA Draft, scheduled for June, will be postponed, and the 2020-21 season is expected to return around Christmas.
Currently, the NBA and other basketball tournaments and competitions are in a postponement period because of COVID-19 and face time pressure to continue the 2019-20 season. The epidemic situation in the United States is complicated with more than 140,000 cases.
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