Report: Roster limit for NBA teams headed to Disney World, revealed
The 22 teams that will be playing at Walt Disney World can bring up to 17 players, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
The previous estimate was a 15-player limit:
Sources: The NBA is planning to allow teams to bring up to 17 players per roster (including two-ways) into the resumed season. Previous estimate was 15-player limit.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 11, 2020
Some players are hesitant to play in Orlando since there are still a lot of COVID-19 cases in Central Florida. Players are citing a number of concerns, including family situations, the inability to leave the Disney World Resort campus and how they will ultimately adapt to an environment of isolation.
The NBA won’t discipline players who choose not to play at Disney World. However, those players deciding against the Orlando resumption wouldn’t be paid. Moreover, if an NBA player leaves the bubble, he will have to be quarantined for no less than 10 days and must have two negative COVID-19 tests before being able to play again.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks have already clinched playoff spots.
The Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards will fight for two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. In the West, the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns will jostle for one spot.
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