This would mean a return close to the NBA’s normal schedule, significant financial ramifications to start early, a potential finish before the 2021 Summer Olympics, and allow a window for stars to play in the Olympics, sources said. The NBA wants to continue to incorporate the play-in tournament that was utilized in the Orlando restart to determine the eighth seed in the Eastern and Western Conference playoffs, according to sources. ESPN first reported that a Christmas start and playing fewer than 82 games would be discussed on Friday’s call.
September 27, 2022 | 2:51 pm EDT Update
Clemente Almanza: Josh Giddey said Chip Engelland didn’t join the staff to restructure his shot and it’s only been minor adjustments One of those adjustments include him no longer flicking the ball with his thumb “He’s a genius at what he does and I trust the things he has in place for me.”
Callie Caplan: Luka Doncic, as expected, didn’t scrimmage or do drills during the open part of Mavs’ practice, but Jason Kidd said “he led on all the defensive drills today, so he was Luka.” Also said Luka is “probably not participating for a game or two here in preseason.”
Cody Taylor: Magic players have been all in communication regarding Hurricane Ian. Most of the roster hasn’t experienced any hurricanes before and expressed a level of nervousness ahead of the rest of the week. The team is monitoring the situation.