Portland Trail Blazers to play multiple scrimmages ahead of resumed season

With the NBA set to resume at the end of the month in Orlando, Florida, one of the primary concerns will be the rust of many players who haven’t played a competitive game since March.

To make the NBA’s return have a high quality of play with little time for players to get into a rhythm, the NBA has announced that teams will participate in inter-squad scrimmages from July 22-28, ahead of the NBA’s resumption on July 30.

The Blazers will play three scrimmages:

  • Thursday, July 23 vs Indiana at 12:30 p.m. PT

  • Sunday, July 26 vs Toronto at 3:00 p.m. PT

  • Tues, July 28 vs Oklahoma City at 3:00 p.m. PT 

The Pacers will be without star Victor Oladipo who decided to opt-out of the NBA’s return in Orlando citing injury concerns. 

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Portland will resume the NBA season officially on July 31 vs the Memphis Grizzlies, who the Trail Blazers trail for the eighth seed by 3.5 games, at 1:00 p.m. PT on NBC Sports NW. 

[RELATED]: Trail Blazers return to play schedule in Orlando released

Teams are expected to arrive in Orlando from July 7-9 where a training camp will continue leading up to the season’s restart. 

Portland Trail Blazers to play multiple scrimmages ahead of resumed season originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest