The league sent a survey to 30 executives if what kind of tournament they will do once the season resumes in July. One f the option is a playoff plus which all teams will play in the postseason according to ” The Athletic”.
GMs will be able to vote on a series of scenarios, The Athletic has learned. Season formats for consideration: — Advance directly to playoffs: (16 teams, four rounds, best-of-seven series) with postseason teams based on standings as of March 12 — A “Playoffs Plus” option: Expanding the number of teams with the opportunity to play, either through holding a play-in tournament to determine the final seed(s) in playoffs, to be played by “bubble teams” or replacing the first round of the playoffs with a group stage.
The season suspends in March after Rudy Gobert tested positive of the COVID 19. Then later found out that a lot of NBA athletes have been positive also.
The San Antonio Spurs is 27-36, a 12th seed in the Western Conference. If they choose to went directly in the playoffs they will face the Oklahoma City Thunder the fifth-best at the conference. They split the season series with a 2-2 season record both teams won in each homecourt. The Spurs made the playoffs every year since 1998.