Report: Top-seeded teams trying to retain home-court advantage
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The NBA's top contenders are brainstorming ways to partially retain home-court advantage in the league's proposed return-to-play format in Orlando.

Teams that were set to host first-round playoff series have had discussions both internally and with other organizations about ways to recreate that advantage, sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Some of the proposed possibilities include higher-seeded teams beginning the second, third, and fourth quarters with possession; having one designated player allowed to receive seven fouls before fouling out instead of six; and receiving an extra coach's challenge.

More out-of-the-box suggestions involve teams transporting their hardwood home court to Orlando, and the league's 16 playoff clubs determining hotel accommodations in order of ranking.

In addition to the NBPA needing to approve said changes, two-thirds of owners would have to vote in favor of any of these scenarios for them to be enacted, McMenamin notes.

The NBA Board of Governors are reportedly set to vote on a plan to resume the 2019-20 campaign Thursday.

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