As anticipation and excitement build for the NBA’s 22-team, late-July return in Orlando, Florida, we’re still left with more questions than answers.
And we’re not the only ones: Both the league and the NBA Players’ Association have not even finalized terms yet and continue to debate the details.
So what are the long-term ramifications and “butterfly effects” of the new format, of quarantining such a large portion of the league during a pandemic, and even of the schedule and salary cap changes that will filter into next season?
And will this year’s champ need an asterisk next to their title?
TBW staff writer Adam Spinella joins Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes to discuss all the questions and variables that are often going overlooked. They also brainstorm how the league could turn this difficult scenario into a positive change for some of its longstanding weaknesses.
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Editor in Chief, TBW co-Founder and Co-host of ‘Basketball by Association’ on TBW. Former Bleacher Report’s NBA Associate Editor (2012-17). Previously served in key B/r NBA columnist, video host and writer training posts (2009-12). Former high school history teacher, basketball coach and play-by-play broadcaster; NBA podcast host, locker room reporter (Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins, Wild) and radio host/producer. Former Managing Editor of TravelPulse.com. Appears on NBA radio shows and podcasts across the U.S.