2020 SeasonAll times ET

2020 Schedule
40-27, 2nd in Southwest
2d

The Hoop Collective: Players Concerns About Health And Safety

Several players don't trust that their teammates will adhere to the NBA's campus protocol, Brian Windhorst tells Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon (38:45). The crew also discusses big decisions that Victor Oladipo and Bradley Beal must make, and if any coaches will voluntarily forgo the chance to go to Disney.

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2dTim MacMahon

NBA tells coaches age alone won't prevent trip

The NBA has told the coaches' association that age alone will not preclude anyone from going to Orlando, Florida, for the resumption of the season.

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8dTim MacMahon

Source: Cauley-Stein opts out; Mavs to get Burke

Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein, whose wife is expected to give birth in July, will not return to the team for the restart of the NBA season, sources told ESPN. His roster spot is expected to go to Trey Burke.

Cuban supports players kneeling during national anthem (1:03)
15d
Cuban confident NBA bubble will work in Orlando (2:06)
15d
Why the Mavericks are a good long-shot pick to make the Finals (0:53)
24d
Mark Cuban implores everyone to open up and have difficult discussions (0:45)
24d
2d

The Hoop Collective: Life Inside The NBA Bubble

While the NBA players await the protocol that outlines the rules and regulations of life inside the bubble, Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Disney aficionado Royce Young discuss what questions remain and how challenging life down in Orlando could be.

2d

ESPN Daily: How Some NBA Teams Will Fare Upon Returning In Late July

The NBA is finally set to return in July, and players and owners have agreed on a format for the comeback. But which teams actually stand to benefit from the standings, what's the fate of those facing play-in games, and where does the draft lottery come into play? ESPN basketball insider Zach Lowe (and host of "The Lowe Post" podcast) explains what's at stake in the East and West. Plus, which bubble teams could make it in, and whether this year's NBA champion deserves an asterisk due to the weirdness of the season.

The top on-court storylines in the Western Conference (1:43)
27d
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29dTim Bontemps

Silver: Older coaches could be sidelined in return

Adam Silver, in an appearance on TNT's "Inside the NBA" Thursday night, said there is a chance that older NBA head coaches won't be able to be on the bench when the league resumes play due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Older coaches pushing back at Silver's comments (1:39)
29d
Cuban knows safety will come first when NBA returns (2:00)
34d
37d

The Hoop Collective: How To Structure The NBA's Return To Action

With multiple return-to-play proposals on the table, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the feasibility of these options, as well as the NBA's real motivations behind each plan. Plus, the crew identifies the teams who could benefit the most from this extended layoff (33:50).

Jalen advocates for NBA play-in tournament (1:34)
35d
Does Mark Cuban's proposal make sense for the NBA? (0:56)
38d
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38dTim MacMahon

Cuban's plan: Tourney for NBA's final 2 seeds

Due to the financial impact of fulfilling local TV contracts, Mavs owner Mark Cuban has suggested the top 10 teams from each conference should qualify for the playoffs, with the final two seeds determined by a play-in tournament.

What might the 2020 NBA playoffs look like? (4:03)
39d

Team Stats

Points Per Game116.43rd
Rebounds Per Game47.05th
Assists Per Game24.514th
Points Allowed110.315th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-204027.597
2018-193349.402
2017-182458.293
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512