NBA Notebook: Exploring a revamped NBA postseason option

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The NBA world is on hold for the foreseeable future in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus and that is creating an unprecedented period of stoppage as the world tends to far bigger things.

The resumption of the full NBA season is an eventual hope right now according to commissioner Adam Silver but it can’t be considered more than a hope given the seriousness of the situation at hand and the worry that the worst out of the outbreak is yet to come.

All of that will put the NBA on a very reduced schedule timetable if league play is cleared to resume during the 2019-20 season and that will require some creative outlets in terms of how the league is going to continue its offseason. A closer look at one idea the league had introduced earlier this season and could put into motion for an abbreviated season.

Play-in postseason tournament