NBA Preseason 2020-21: It will be LA Lakers vs LA Clippers on the 11th of Dec; Check out all the NBA Preseason fixtures. The NBA preseason starts on December 11. The teams will be playing three or four games, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
The franchises can decide how many games they would like to play, but it is mandatory that each team must hold one home game before December 22.
With the champions LA Lakers and the runner-up Miami Heat already facing their shortest offseason, the players of both teams get only 71 days between the NBA Finals 2019-20 and the start of the new NBA season.
NBA will save up to $500 million with a pre-Christmas start rather than starting the new season in January 2021. The players understand the financial loss that the league will incur and thus, are ready for an early start.
NBA Preseason schedule: LA Lakers vs LA Clippers to start the NBA Preseason 2020-21
Orlando Magic will play the Atlanta Hawks in the first preseason game. 18th December will have a total of 8 matches.
Preseason games provide some much-needed information to the coaches, general managers, and even the players before the season starts.
Since the transition time for the new players and the drafted players was very less, training camps and preseason games will help them settle in their new teams.
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The tentative schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:
• Dec. 11-19, 2020: NBA Preseason 2020-21 starts
• Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
• March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break
• March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
• May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
• May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs