The national basketball nightmare is finally over. The NBA is coming back.
The league's Board of Governors has agreed to approve the league's 22-team proposal that involves restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando at Walt Disney World in July, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
In addition to the 16 teams that would have made the playoffs if the season ended toay, six non-playoff teams (Wizards, Pelicans, Trail Blazers, Suns, Kings, Spurs) will make the trip down to Florida in order to finish off their regular season and compete for the postseason.
Unfortunately, the season restarting in July means that a few important offseason events will be delayed. The NBA confirmed that the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on October 15, with the Draft Lottery taking place August 25 in order to give teams enough time to scout top prospects after the order of the top 14 picks has been decided.
This could be a sign that the start of the 2020-2021 NBA season is delayed to make up for the congested offseason.
While the end of the 2019-20 NBA season will look unlike any other season in league history, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The season will indeed continue, and a champion will be crowned.