The NBA has updated its timetable for the return of the 2019-20 regular season and the 2020 NBA Playoffs in Orlando, Florida this summer. The new information includes a firmer idea of schedule for games and guidelines for coaching contacts.
Shams Charania of The Athletic has an updated schedule, which includes August 15-16 dates for the play-in tournaments and August 30th for the arrival of guests for the later round of the playoffs.
Sources: NBA's expected restart dates:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 12, 2020
- July 30-Aug. 14: Seeding games
- Aug.15-16: Play-in tournaments
- Aug. 17: Playoffs begin
- Aug. 30: Family/guests of teams arrive
- Aug. 31-Sept. 13: Conf. Semifinals
- Sept. 15-Sept. 28: Conf. Finals
- Sept. 30-Oct. 13: NBA Finals
Marc Stein of the New York Times reveals the timetable and frequency of scrimmages before the season resumes.
NBA teams have been notified that they will be allowed to play three scrimmages at Walt Disney World between July 9-29 before the scheduled resumption of the season July 30— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 12, 2020
Charania also talks about rules for contact between coaches and players.
Sources: The NBA has informed teams that starting today, up to two coaches/development personnel can work out a player. Beginning June 23, a team’s head coach can supervise a player’s workout.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 12, 2020
And finally, the league has established pre-season testing dates: