Dallas Mavericks benefit from NBA’s 22-team restart plan
The Dallas Mavericks have had a breakthrough season. Luka Doncic has blossomed into a superstar. Kristaps Porzingis slowly regained his All-Star and is the perfect number two. Multiple Mavs rotation players had career years as they won 40 games before the NBA suspended play because of the novel coronavirus. Dallas was on pace to be back in the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
That breakthrough looks like it will get a conclusion. The NBA is formulating the best plan of action for its restart as you read this. There has been plenty of discussions. A formal vote is expected to take place next week. Fans know that it is going to happen in Orlando and it appears all 30 teams will not be part of the restart. The rest of the details are up in the air.
The league has kicked around a few proposals. It appears either 20 or 22 teams will play in Orlando. There have been talks of a group stage or regular season games before a play-in for the final playoff spots. Fans can read more about the discussions here courtesy of ESPN.
The best news coming out of it was that the owner’s plan to back commissioner Adam Silver’s proposal. That means basketball will be back at some point this summer.
The Dallas Mavericks are hoping for a specific proposal to be the one chosen. They want it to be 22-teams featuring regular season games and a play-in for the final spot in each conference. Let us unpack five reasons why that is the perfect plan for the Mavs.
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