The Pistons will play six more games in this scenario.
No decisions have been made on a format for that return, with the league still considering bringing back all 30 teams to finish the regular season in some form. Reportedly, 53% of the general managers voted for the league's return to include only the 16 teams now in playoff position.
According to the report, "numerous members" of the board have said that from a group of return-to-play plans, support is growing for one that would see 22 teams play at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.
A typical timeline of the season would involve the conference finals before the NBA Finals, which began on May 30 past year.
16 out of the 30 NBA GMs voted for the season to resume by going straight to the playoffs. The league permitted teams to open their practice facilities beginning May 8, while working with teams that were still under stay-at-home orders.
That won't be the case this season, but the good news for those hoping that basketball would return is that it appears that it will...
It's important to remember nothing has been announced by the league, and plenty of details must be sorted out before games can start up again. The league recently allowed teams to resume workouts on a limited basis and in accordance with local public health guidance.
Another is 20 teams playing in a group/stage play.