What Dallas Mavericks fans need to know about the NBA’s restart in Orlando
The Dallas Mavericks have not played since March 11. In the middle of their game against the Nuggets, the NBA announced it was suspending play because of the novel coronavirus. The Mavs went on to win that night, but a lot of uncertainty followed.
The league is finalizing its restart plan, and the information continues to trickle out to fans. 22 teams will be playing in Orlando. There will be eight regular season games per organization before the playoffs begin. Here are five ways it is the ideal restart plan for the Mavericks.
Supporters received more information on June 11. Let us take a look at three pieces from Thursday.
Dallas Mavericks fans find out more about NBA’s restart in Orlando
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the league is now targeting July 30 as the start date for the regular season. That is moved up one day from what was previously reported.
Marc Stein also provided more information on what players will have to do after arriving in Orlando. They must test negative for virus twice before being allowed to practice.
ESPN reported that teams will be able to take 17 players to Orlando. They will only be able to fill empty roster spots, though.
The Mavericks have options on how to round out their roster. They could bring their two two-way contract players (Antonius Cleveland and Josh Reeves) to Orlando. Make another roster move, the Mavericks would have to waive a player. The Mavs will be without Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson, but other players cannot be replaced.
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