NBA eyes staging entire playoffs in Las Vegas

NBA eyes staging entire playoffs in Las Vegas

Not to mention broadcasters and media. Testing would certainly need to progress substantially in the coming months.

At least in theory, a truncated NBA Playoffs in Las Vegas could potentially feature five-game series in the first round and in the NBA Finals, with the conference semifinals and conference finals each being a one-and-done NCAA tournament-style contest. An event that could be squeezed into a few weeks would require tens of thousands of tests. That would indicate that hopes of playoff games in native cities - even with empty arenas - are too much of a risk at this point.

In the scenario where the season is prolonged to as late as August or September, the NBA Draft, due to be held on 25th June, would also be postponed. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver comments on how the pandemic may have altered the league's calendar permanently.

"According to National Basketball Association executives and agents who talked about the issue with CNBC on ailment of anonymity, the league continues to be concentrated on a return right after suspending functions subsequent Utah Jazz middle Rudy Gobert tests good for COVID-19 earlier this month".

While many options have been discussed, Las Vegas is the only city league executives are seriously targeting to resume the season, but even that prospect poses many challenges. "There's lots of different scenarios".

"Nothing is at stake", said another league official.

16 teams would qualify for the playoffs, but some of the early rounds may be a best-of-five instead of best-of-seven.

Wojnarowski made it clear that all the ideas that are being talked about that involve a return any time soon revolve around games being played without fans.

"I have no idea", Cuban admitted. But like any other sports property, it also must weigh the potential optics of resuming play when the number of USA cases of Covid-19 continue to soar and the country's entire health care system is under unprecedented stress.

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