It’s all but official, The Cleveland Cavaliers 2020 season is over

Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers season is just about over.

The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t take the court again to finish out the 2019-2020 regular season. ESPN is reporting that the league has agreed to play the final eight games of the regular season with the 22 remaining teams who have a viable shot at the playoffs.

The returning teams include all eight playoff teams from both the western and eastern conference. They’ll be joined by another six teams, five from the west and one from the east, who are all within five games of the eighth seed in the playoffs. These teams are the Spurs, the Kings, the Pelicans, the Suns, and the Wizards.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are eliminated from post-season contention.

The Cavs would’ve been in contention under Mark Cuban’s play-in idea, but the NBA has decided that the Cavs and their Eastern Conference worst record won’t be joining the rest of the teams. While technically the Cavaliers still had 17 games remaining, and a shot to close the 11 game gap between them and the 8th seeded Magic, the new format eliminates them from contention.

The final eight games of the regular season and the playoffs will be held at The Walt Disney World Resort. More than likely the league will take advantage of the cites The Arena and HP Field House venues for playing and training purposes. It’s entirely possible that the league will run multiple games at once.

Once the league is formally given start dates, then the league will go ahead and get the draft lottery and NBA draft finalized so that teams can begin proper scouting.

The league is expected to return to competition at the end of July after spending about a month getting back into game shape. All of this will be formally announced Thursday at 12:30 PM EST.

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