NBA Return Plans May Include West’s Bubble Teams
As the NBA inches toward it’s return, details are still being hashed out regarding which teams will be participating in the potential tournament. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelbourne are reporting that the league is leaning toward having all 16 teams currently in playoff position plus four Western Conference playoff bubble teams – the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, and Portland Trail Blazers:
There are a myriad of logistical issues still to be resolved. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports a potential timeline for the resumption of activities:
On Tuesday, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard said he would not play if his team wasn’t granted a legitimate opportunity to reach the playoffs. Now he may get his wish.