Before the NBA officially restarts its season on July 30, all 22 of the invited teams will participate in three inter-squad scrimmages, as a means of final preparation.
The league released each squad’s schedule for those scrimmages on Saturday. Scrimmages run from July 22 – 28:
Not announced is whether or not the games will be televised, or a broadcast schedule.
And one other matter of note: As Caitlin Cooper pointed out on Twitter, teams will intermingle between hotel locations for the three scrimmage games. Take the Lakers’ scrimmage schedule, for example: They face the Mavericks, Magic and Wizards. While the Lakers will stay at Gran Destino Tower during their stay, the Mavericks and Magic will inhabit the Grand Floridian, and the Wizards the Yacht Club.
According to the league’s 113-page health and safety guidelines for the bubble, players will be allowed to socialize with players at different hotels starting with “Phase 5,” which begins July 22, but any meals shared with a player or staff member from another team must be eaten outside. Before that, players will only be allowed to socialize with teammates or others staying in the same hotel as them.
Teams are set to travel to Orlando on a staggered schedule from July 7 – 9; from there, regular COVID-19 testing and symptom monitoring will go into effect. After a period of quarantine and producing two negative PCR tests at least 24 hours apart, players and staffers will be allowed to participate in group activities with their teams.
NBA releases scrimmage schedule for 2019-20 season restart in Orlando originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago