Josh Harris wants all 30 NBA teams to return

94WIP Staff
June 01, 2020 - 3:28 pm

As the NBA works on a plan for 22-teams to restart the season in Orlando, some owners pushing for all 30 teams to resume play as a potential symbol of a united association.

The Sixers owner Josh Harris reportedly backed up Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett and his "impassioned soliloquy" to bring back all teams when play resumes at the end of the NBA's board of governors call on Friday.

Bennett talked about the competitive and financial plights of smaller-market teams that could be left out of the 22-team plan and the "symbolic power" of all 30 teams returning to play according to an ESPN report.

Harris, along with Suns owner Robert Sarver, "enthusiastically" backed the idea of having all 30-teams play in Orlando. Both the Sixers and Suns would land in the Orlando bubble under the 22-team plan that is expected to be approved.

It is worth noting the financial elements are "significant", as a 22-team format would be worth "several hundred million dollars more in revenue than the 16-team straight-to-playoffs plan" according to sources.

Early last week, it was reported that the NBA is targeting a return on July 31.

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