The NBA will have just 16-day training camps and two preseason games per team as a result of the NBA labor dispute, NBA.com reports.
The 16-day training camps are tentatively scheduled to begin Dec. 9, during which time the teams may sign free agents and prepare for the regular season, which is slated to begin on Christmas day.
Each team will play just two preseason games during the same 16-day span. It is expected that the teams will play against those teams closest to them geographically. Teams are traditionally scheduled to play between 8-10 preseason games before the beginning of a standard NBA season. The regular season will feature each team playing 66 games over 119 days (990 games total) as opposed to the regular 82 game season played over 166 days (1,230 games total).