The NBA is approaching the final games of its seeding game schedule, with play-in games and the playoffs right around the corner after the season restarted on July 30. Let’s check in on the latest news around the league:
- A league memo has outlined the rules for players bringing guests to the Disney World bubble, as detailed by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. One key rule concerns the extent of the guest’s relationship with the player:
Those without “an established pre-existing, personal and known relationship” won’t be allowed into the bubble, where each second-round playoff team has been allocated 17 hotel rooms for guests. The earliest guests could clear the quarantine process and join players is Aug. 31, per the memo.
Guests who are allowed to enter the bubble must follow a quarantine period before and after arriving at Disney World:
Families and guests will be required to quarantine for seven days off-site from the ESPN Wide World of Sports or three days in the team’s market prior to taking a franchise charter flight to Orlando, and then four more days on the Disney campus, the memo said.
Players are allowed one ticket per guest per playoff game, with an additional seat available to a child 32 inches or shorter, per the memo. In trying to control infection in the bubble environment, family members won’t be able to move outside the campus zone and go to Disney’s theme parks.
- The NBA will name a Player of the Seeding Games and an All-Seeding Games Team, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania:
The NBA will name a Player of the Seeding Games and an All-Seeding Games Team to honor top performers for games during the 2019-20 season restart at Disney in Florida.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 11, 2020