The NBA’s return to play is now official, with the Board of Governors voting today to approve a 22-team format in Orlando, Florida to begin late next month:
Source: 29-1 vote https://t.co/NT87g6EENp
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 4, 2020
Shams Charania reported that Portland was the lone team to vote against the proposal. The Blazers are currently 3.5 games behind Memphis in the west and need to make up some ground to sneak into the eight seed or force a play-in game.
Additionally, the draft is scheduled for mid-October while the lottery will take place in August. We’ll get the full details soon, and learn about the specific arrangements and rule adjustments (if any) to make up for the lack of postseason home court advantage.
Until then, here are five thoughts on the Sixers and where they stand: