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NBA New Schedule

The season is well underway and we take a look at the 2021 NBA schedule. In order to understand exactly how the rest of the 2020/21 season will play out, we’ll go into detail about games, players and NBA teams that will be competing for postseason positions.

With the NBA restart just a month away, the top-rated bookmakers are already posting odds for the 2021 Championship winner. The odds were last updated on March 19, 2021:

Current 2021 NBA Championship Winners Odds 

NBA Championship winners oddsBetway888 SportSports Interaction
Los Angeles Lakers3.603.603.75
Brooklyn Nets4.004.004.00
Los Angeles Clippers5.755.755.75
Utah Jazz8.008.008.00
Milwaukee Bucks9.009.009.00
Philadelphia 76ers15.0015.0015.00
Denver Nuggets27.0027.0027.00
Boston Celtics36.0036.0036.00

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    We’ll answer questions like; How does the new schedule look? Which teams are the ones to watch? Have the odds to win the title changed during the lockdown? And many more.

    The experts here will explore the key questions and leave readers well-informed about the rest of the season. We’ll make some free picks for the games as the season gets underway. But for now, let’s get down to the brass tax.



    How does the new schedule look?

    The full schedule for 2021 can be found below. There were doubts over the season this year. But given the degree of precaution being employed by the NBA, we’d expect the season to play out as is below. The full schedule is listed below.

    2020

    • Dec. 1-5: Individual player workouts
    • Dec. 1-5: Media “Week”
    • Dec. 6: Group player workouts begin
    • Dec. 11-19: Preseason games
    • Dec. 21: Rosters set for NBA Opening Day (11 p.m. ET)
    • Dec. 22, 2020 – Mar. 4, 2021: First Half of regular season

    2021

    • Feb. 23: 10-Day contracts may now be signed
    • Feb. 27: Standard NBA contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season
    • Mar. 5-10: NBA All-Star break
    • Mar. 7: 2021 All-Star Game
    • Mar. 10 – May 16: Second Half of regular season
    • Mar. 25: NBA Trade Deadline
    • May 13-15: Class of 2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinement
    • May 18-21: Play-In Tournament
    • May 22 – July 22: 2021 NBA Playoffs

    Which teams will take part in the NBA 2021?

    There has been much dispute about how to handle the restart. How many teams will take part? Which teams should be invited? The decision has been made and the full list of teams that have been invited is below.

    Eastern Conference

    • Milwaukee Bucks
    • Toronto Raptors
    • Boston Celtics
    • Miami Heat
    • Indiana Pacers
    • Philadelphia 76ers
    • Brooklyn Nets
    • Orlando Magic
    • Washington Wizards
    • Atlanta Hawks
    • Charlotte Hornets
    • New York Knicks
    • Chicago Bulls
    • Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Detroit Pistons

    Western Conference

    • Los Angeles Lakers
    • Los Angeles Clippers
    • Denver Nuggets
    • Utah Jazz
    • Oklahoma City Thunder
    • Houston Rockets
    • Dallas Mavericks
    • Memphis Grizzlies
    • Portland Trail Blazers
    • New Orleans Pelicans
    • Sacramento Kings
    • San Antonio Spurs
    • Phoenix Suns
    • Golden State Warriors
    • Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Toronto Raptors are eleventh in line to win the Championship title at 41.00, while the Lakers stand at favourites with the vast majority of sportsbook providers at 3.75.

    When will the 2020/21 regular-season start?

    Things kick off on December 22, 2021. Fans around the world feel they have been deprived of their favourite sport and with players keeping fit, the league seems ready to go.

    NBA stars will need to get their head in the game and work towards bringing their fitness back up to speed, but once those boxes have been ticked the first games will begin.

    The NBA power rankings have the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers as the teams most likely to win it. But, who will lift the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy this year?