The last we heard regarding an update on the 2019-20 NBA season was that the league was considering resuming and playing out the remainder of the year in Walt Disney World. Orlando, Florida has the space and the players and coaches would (seemingly) be able to successfully quarantine and limit exposure to the outside world.
But now, according to ESPN insider Brian Windhorst, while that could still very well be the plan for the venue, the details regarding the actual season could be much different than we anticipated.
Ditch the regular season, fast forward to the playoffs, and hopefully start the 2020-21 season on time. Who says no? It's not like any of the fringe teams (Wizards, Blazers, Pelicans, Spurs, Kings) have much of a shot at doing anything if they were able to grab their conference's final playoff spot. Most NBA fans would agree the standings at this moment define the entirety of an 82-game campaign.
What's even better? This could be an actual 1-16 seed interconference bracket if the fans get their way! Might as well make it fun. LeBron James haters would have a blast rooting for the underdog No. 15 seed Brooklyn Nets as they try and take down the No. 2 seed Los Angeles Lakers. The possibility of that happening isn't strong, however, according to Windhorst.
The next update on the NBA season could very well be commissioner Adam Silver telling us that when the year resumes, we're going straight into the playoffs, and it's hard to imagine anyone being upset about that.