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Reported plan to restart NBA season would not include Detroit Pistons

Derrick Rose Pistons Suns Basketball
Posted at 1:41 PM, Jun 03, 2020

(WXYZ) — A proposed plan to restart the 2020 NBA season will not include the Detroit Pistons.

According to ESPN, the league's board of governors intents to approve a proposal on a 22-team format to restart the season on Thursday afternoon.

The report said that it will be the top eight teams in each conference, plus teams that are within six games of the 8th seed in the standings.

ESPN reports that the plan will include 13 Western Conference teams, nine Eastern Conference teams, eight regular-season games and a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed, with the playoffs.

The Pistons, who were 20-46 this season before it was paused, sit in third-to-last place in the Eastern Conference and are 11.5 games out of 8th place, meaning their season would end.

According to ESPN, teams will begin training at team sites in July and go to full training camps in Orlando later in the month. The league will reportedly have uniform, daily testing within the Disney campus environment.

The league was the first to suspend its season on March 11 due to the pandemic.