Adrian Wojnarowski: 22-team NBA return expected to pass Thursday voting

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The NBA season is most likely to return with 22 teams once the season is resumed. A voting will take place this Thursday, which is is expected to result in favor of such return, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

“Thursday the NBA Board of Governors and the owners will vote on a plan to resume the season in Orlando. They’re lining up behind Adam Silver. They’re ready to move toward the plan that he and the Players Association worked together,” Wojnarowski said on ESPN’s Get Up.

“There’s a lot of focus right now on a 22-team model of bringing teams back to Orlando in a play-in situation. … Thursday will be the day of the vote and it’s expected to overwhelmingly pass.”

If the NBA goes with top 11 seeded teams in each conference, then these will be the 22 teams taking part in season resumption:

Eastern Conference

  1. Milwaukee Bucks
  2. Toronto Raptors
  3. Boston Celtics
  4. Miami Heat
  5. Indiana Pacers
  6. Philadelphia 76ers
  7. Brooklyn Nets
  8. Orlando Magic
  9. Washington Wizards
  10. Charlotte Hornets
  11. Chicago Bulls

Western Conference

  1. Los Angeles Lakers
  2. Los Angeles Clippers
  3. Denver Nuggets
  4. Utah Jazz
  5. Oklahoma City Thunder
  6. Houston Rockets
  7. Dallas Mavericks
  8. Memphis Grizzlies
  9. Portland Trail Blazers
  10. New Orleans Pelicans
  11. Sacramento Kings