The NBA Scrimmage schedule has been released as teams set to get some match practice under their belt before the restart in Orlando.
The NBA returns on 30th July inside the ‘Bubble’ in Orlando.
But we will be able to see some basketball before that, as the NBA released the schedule for the season restart scrimmage schedule.
The scrimmage schedule as confirmed by the NBA will take place between 22-28 July inside the NBA Bubble.
What is the Scrimmage schedule?
From July 22-28, participating teams will compete in three inter-squad scrimmages in final preparation for the resumption of the season on July 30, confirmed the NBA.
The teams will scrimmage against a team in the opposite conference or an unlikely first-round playoff opponent.
A scrimmage means practice games between two teams.
NBA teams in Orlando will scrimmage against a team in opposite conference or an unlikely first-round playoff opponent in same conference, league tells teams in a memo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2020
The scrimmage would be useful for teams to get in shape and get in a feel of playing inside the Bubble before play restarts on 30th July. It will also give the teams time to test out players, plays, and combinations as they head towards the playoffs.
Who do the Lakers play?
The scrimmage period will last for 7 days from 22 to 28 July.
The NBA Season Restart Scrimmage Schedule!
— NBA (@NBA) July 4, 2020
All the matches will take place inside the NBA Bubble in Orlando.
The Schedule includes three to six matches per day.
The Scrimmage starts with the LA Clippers against Orlando Magic.
LeBron James and LA Lakers will play practice matches against Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards. These matches show that teams will face those teams only that are in the opposite conference or against teams that are unlikely first-round playoff opponents.
The teams will be arriving in Orlando from 7-9 July. After a brief quarantine period, the teams will start with their respective training camps. Followed by the NBA Scrimmage practice matches and then with play resuming from 30th July.