AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

UNDATED (AP) – NBA fans could receive very good news within the next 24 hours or so.

A person with knowledge of the situation says the league has told the players association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday.

The person says the 22 teams would play eight games near Orlando to determine playoff seeding before the postseason begins there. The Western Conference would have 13 teams heading to Florida, while the East would be represented by nine teams. The 22 teams are those within six games of a playoff spot at this point.
Playoffs would start in August, and the NBA Finals will likely stretch into October, according to the person.