What Could Happen To The NBA If The Coronavirus Outbreak Becomes More Severe

If so, this is going to be a BIG problem for a while. If not, the NBA will eventually resume around late May. Maybe early May. When the league does resume, they’ll have a month of regular-season games to catch up on. This means the playoffs wouldn’t start until late June, possibly even early July. Normally the time the NBA postseason ends.

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Now, you’re talking about an NBA postseason that in theory spills into August, and potentially September. Just a month before the 2020-21 season is supposed to start…

Therefore, the NBA will likely shorten/cancel the regular season or the playoffs. This could mean canceling regular-season games that teams needed to a fighting chance to get in the playoffs. Or, this could mean eliminating the lower seeds from the playoffs.

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