Three and a half games, the Portland Trailblazers are behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final Playoff spot in the NBA in the West. Quite a bypassable residue, it is assumed that Portland can still complete all 16 regular season games.
This seems to be in the case of a continuation of the NBA season, but unrealistic. According to media reports, plans to follow the NBA to give the team's only about five regular season games, or to start directly with the Playoffs.
For Damian Lillard not, it would be conceivable, for five games from the Corona-break return. Compared to "Yahoo Sports" he found clear words: "When we come back, and the League says: 'We will give you a few games to finish the season', and we're playing meaningless games, without a real Chance of making the Playoffs – I'll be with my Team, because I'm part of the Team. But I'm not going to participate. I'm telling you now.“
After a surprising Trip to the Western Conference Finals last season, played the Trailblazers before the interruption due to the Corona pandemic a disappointing season.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the League expressed to a Plan that Damian should predict Lillard. Cuban would like to five to seven regular season games for all 30 teams before the Playoffs start with a "Play-In" tournament.
For this the ten best teams from each Conference qualify. While the best 14 Teams are qualified for the "normal" Playoffs, proposes to Cuban, to leave the last two places of the field play.
Two rounds there would be in this "Play-In"tournament. In round one space 20 occurs (The Teams will be independently sorted by Conference) against No. 17 and 18th against 19th place. The winners of the games or Best-of-Three series will then compete against 15th place and 16th place to move to in the classic Playoff Bracket.
"is It fair. It's entertaining," says Cuban to his idea to "ESPN". The NBA is definitely considering an alternative Playoff formats – to put the Teams 1-16 regardless of Conference, is one of Adam Silver preferred Plan.
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