The NBA's Board of Governors will approve a proposal from Adam Silver on a 22-team format to restart the 19-20 season in Orlando at the end of July. The conference call and vote will take place at 12:30 PM ET on Thursday.

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.

The NBA suspended the season on March 11th after Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

The NBA has yet to publicly detail how it intends to keep players and staff safe.

Adrian Wojnarowski also reports that one owner said they believe the 22-team format was the ultimately most compelling and certainly more financially rewarding than just 16 teams.