The NBA’s board of governors is expected to approve commissioner Adam Silver’s recommendation to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando in a vote scheduled for June 4, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
A 22-team format is gaining support among the board’s members, who are also considering a 20-team proposal, Wojnarowski and Shelburne report.
The recommendation lines up one of the proposals Silver and the board reportedly discussed during a Friday conference call; under that proposed format, teams within six games of a playoff berth would continue to play regular-season games, with a play-in tournament determining the final postseason field.
During the call with the league’s Board of Governors on Friday, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan advocated for player safety, and he made it clear that he wasn’t interested in having his players return for what would amount to meaningless games, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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