The NBA season in a pause to be cautious about the pandemic coronavirus disease. LeBron James and former Spurs forward Richard Jefferson proposing a tournament that could get a spot for San Antonio Spurs a playoff chance. Before the NBA shut down, Spurs are still in contention to the final spot with 19 games remaining.
“You can have Portland, New Orleans, Sacramento, and San Antonio play… have a tournament right,” Jefferson said.
Said James: “So you have the eighth seed playing 11 right and then you got nine playing 10 correct? We can sit here and figure it out.”
The one-time champion Richard Jefferson said that the Blazers could start in the best of three series against the Spurs.
“You can have Portland play San Antonio and New Orleans play Sacramento. Best-of-three games and the winner of that plays the best of three games,” Jefferson added.
LeBron James agrees with this idea that could start the playoffs. Currently, Memphis Grizzlies holding the eight seed with a tough schedule ahead once the season resumes. While the Spurs with a 27-36 with a much favorable matchup.
It could be an advantage for the Spurs to get the final spot in the best of three series rather than playing 19 games and hoping other teams losing to get the best chance.
The eighth seed likely to face the LeBron James Lakers squad.