After a turbulent year, the new NBA Season will commence on 22nd December.
After the turbulent year riddled by the global pandemic Covid-19 amongst many other things, the NBA season is finally back again. The last NBA 2019 – 2020 season have had an historical season with a never before seen shutdown lasting several months. The season would then resume again in the “Orlando Bubble” which is a secluded arrangement to deal with the pandemic. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers being crowned the champions yet again.
Going into the NBA 2020 – 2021 Season, many understandable adjustments and compromises had to be made. The issues stems from concerns about the pandemic, logistics issue, stadium issues, staffing issues, and many others. The primary change is that the season will have 72 games as opposed to the usual 82 games season. Several notable changes for the season includes:
- The All-Star break is scheduled for approximately March 5 ~ 10 of 2021. Set between the First Half and Second Half of the regular season
- The NBA has implemented a one-year play-in tournament solution for the seventh and eight seed of both conferences. The seventh to tenth seed of both conferences (Four teams in total) will be competing against each other, and only two of these teams will be entering the playoffs.
- According to league officials, all five teams from a division will play against five teams from one other intraconference division twice at home, and all five teams from the remaining intraconference division twice on the road.
- Each team will play two games against each interconference opponent (30 total games per team), with each pairing featuring one home game and one road game.
The new season also brings in the new discussion of the top-dog in the league. With John Wall being trade for Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant returning, Giannis Antetokounmpo resigning with the bucks, Donovan Mitchell & Rudy Gobert resigning with the Jazz, Kawhi Leonard another year’s tenure with Paul George in Los Angeles Clippers, many things are up for debate. It looks like we may have yet another exciting season on our hands yet again as the league’s teams competes for a new title.
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