Sources: NBA to approve plan for 22-team return with eight regular-season games

The NBA’s Board of Governors intends to approve a league proposal on a 22-team format to restart the season in Orlando, sources told ESPN.

The conference call and vote is set for 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, sources said.

Commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s Advisory-Finance Committee has shared the broad details of a plan with teams to play at The Walt Disney World Resort, sources said. The plan includes 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams, eight regular-season games, a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed and playoffs, sources said.

The top 16 teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences will be joined by teams currently within six games of eighth place in the two conferences — New Orleans, Portland, San Antonio, Sacramento, Phoenix and Washington, sources said.