Woj thinks not every NBA team will have the ability to play a complete 72-game season
Woj does not believe every NBA team is going to play 72 video games throughout the 2020-21 season.
The NBA chose not to choose a bubble format for the 2020-21 regular season which meant cancellations were to be anticipated. They have come early and often up until now.
The Washington Wizards have actually not played because January 13 and the Memphis Grizzlies have currently had their games postponed this weekend and early next week.
Something the NBA did was choose to schedule the 2nd half of the season during the first half. That permits postponements to be made up and fit into the innovative schedule. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski made it clear he does not believe every group will play 72 games.
Woj discussed his views on his podcast with Zach Lowe.
” It’s difficult to believe that every team is going to get to 72 games. By the time we get to the playoffs, it might look like we’re [ranking seeds] by winning portion.”
This type of scenario was likewise talked about throughout the MLB season since of the COVID-19 problems dealt with by the St. Louis Cardinals. Nevertheless, the NBA may be dealing with numerous teams in playoff contention who can’t reasonably play a complete season.
The NBA has actually taken safety measures and has even minimal travel to make things much easier during this ongoing pandemic. Yet that has not stopped the spread of the virus in the country, or within the league, so cancellations were bound to happen. The next concern is when players and coaches could get vaccinated, which may change any talk of another postseason bubble.
Ranking teams based on winning portion might be the only alternative if more break outs come throughout the year. All the teams can do is be as careful as possible to prevent contracting and spreading the infection. And hopefully, Woj’s forecast is proven to be incorrect.