NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed the Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for the return of season, according to Shams Charania.
The NBA discussed four competition scenarios with the Board of Governors:
– 16 teams: Directly to playoffs
– 20 teams: Group/stage play
– 22 teams: Games to determine seeding, play-in tournament for final seed(s)
– 30 teams: 72-game regular season, with play-in tourney (less likely scenario)