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 NBA Season Restart Scrimmage Schedule!
— NBA (@NBA) July 4, 2020
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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Teams are expected to arrive in Orlando from July 7-9 where a training camp will continue leading up to the season’s restart.
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