Lakers schedule 2020: Dates, times, TV channels for every game of season restart in Orlando

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The Lakers were rolling before the 2019-20 season suddenly hit pause March 11 following Rudy Gobert's positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test. Now the challenge will be picking up where they left off as play resumes on Orlando, Fla.

Unlike other teams still fighting for postseason positioning, Los Angeles has already clinched a playoff berth and is unlikely to move from the No. 1 seed. The Lakers hold a 5 1/2 game advantage over the Clippers for the top spot in the Western Conference with only eight "seeding games" remaining on the schedule.

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With LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the way, the Lakers should be considered one of the top contenders for the 2020 NBA championship. The West bracket will present plenty of challenges — as will the Orlando setup itself — but LA is built for a deep playoff run.

Lakers schedule 2020

The Lakers will cap off the opening day of the restart on July 30 with a battle against the Clippers. Seven of their eight "seeding games" will be featured on national TV.

Date

Opponent

Time

National TV

July 30

vs. Clippers

9 p.m. ET

TNT

Aug. 1

vs. Raptors

8:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

Aug. 3

vs. Jazz

9 p.m. ET

ESPN

Aug. 5

vs. Thunder

6:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

Aug. 6

vs. Rockets

9 p.m. ET

TNT

Aug. 8

vs. Pacers

6 p.m. ET

TNT

Aug. 10

vs. Nuggets

9 p.m. ET

TNT

Aug. 13

vs. Kings

TBD

Lakers roster 2020

Los Angeles will bring most of its rotation to Orlando, but the Lakers won't have starting guard Avery Bradley. He has informed the team he is opting out of the restart. Bradley's son has a history of struggling to recover from respiratory illnesses, so Bradley is understandably concerned about the health risks involved.

J.R. Smith, who last played in 2018 with the Cavs, will take Bradley's spot on the active roster.

Player

Position

Height

Weight

Kostas Antetokounmpo

Forward

6-10

200 lbs

Devontae Cacok

Forward

6-8

240 lbs

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Guard

6-5

204 lbs

Alex Caruso

Guard

6-5

186 lbs

Quinn Cook

Guard

6-1

180 lbs

Anthony Davis

Forward

6-10

253 lbs

Jared Dudley

Forward

6-6

237 lbs

Danny Green

Guard

6-6

215 lbs

Talen Horton-Tucker

Guard

6-4

234 lbs

Dwight Howard

Center

6-10

265 lbs

LeBron James

Forward

6-9

250 lbs

Kyle Kuzma

Forward

6-8

221 lbs

JaVale McGee

Center

7-0

270 lbs

Markieff Morris

Forward

6-8

245 lbs

Rajon Rondo

Guard

6-1

180 lbs

Seed

Team

Record

Games back

1.

Bucks

53-12

2.

Raptors

46-18

6.5

3.

Celtics

43-21

9.5

4.

Heat

41-24

12

5.

Pacers

39-26

14

6.

76ers

39-26

14

7.

Nets

30-34

22.5

8.

Magic

30-35

23

Wizards

24-40

28.5

Hornets

23-42

30

Bulls

22-43

31

Knicks

21-45

32.5

Pistons

20-46

33.5

Hawks

20-47

34

Cavaliers

19-46

34

Cavaliers

19-46

34

Warriors

15-50

35

J.R. Smith

Guard

6-6

225 lbs

Dion Waiters

Guard

6-3

210 lbs

Head coach: Frank Vogel

NBA standings 2020

Here are the current NBA standings as of March 11, the last day official games were played. Teams in bold have been invited to Orlando to finish the regular season.

Eastern Conference

Rajon Rondo Guard 6-1 180 lbs

Seed

Team

Record

Games back

1.

Bucks

53-12

2.

Raptors

46-18

6.5

3.

Celtics

43-21

9.5

4.

Heat

41-24

12

5.

Pacers

39-26

14

6.

76ers

39-26

14

7.

Nets

30-34

22.5

8.

Magic

30-35

23

Wizards

24-40

28.5

Hornets

23-42

30

Bulls

22-43

31

Knicks

21-45

32.5

Pistons

20-46

33.5

Hawks

20-47

34

Cavaliers

19-46

34

— Cavaliers 19-46 34 — Warriors 15-50 35

Western Conference

Seed

Team

Record

Games back

1.

Lakers

49-14

2.

Clippers

44-20

5.5

3.

Nuggets

43-22

7

4.

Jazz

41-23

8.5

5.

Thunder

40-24

9.5

6.

Rockets

40-24

9.5

7.

Mavericks

40-27

11

8.

Grizzlies

32-33

18

Trail Blazers

29-37

21.5

Pelicans

28-36

21.5

Kings

28-36

21.5

Spurs

27-36

22

Suns

26-39

24

Timberwolves

19-45

30.5

Rajon Rondo

Guard

6-1

180 lbs

Seed

Team

Record

Games back

1.

Bucks

53-12

2.

Raptors

46-18

6.5

3.

Celtics

43-21

9.5

4.

Heat

41-24

12

5.

Pacers

39-26

14

6.

76ers

39-26

14

7.

Nets

30-34

22.5

8.

Magic

30-35

23

Wizards

24-40

28.5

Hornets

23-42

30

Bulls

22-43

31

Knicks

21-45

32.5

Pistons

20-46

33.5

Hawks

20-47

34

Cavaliers

19-46

34

Cavaliers

19-46

34

Warriors

15-50

35

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