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NBA playoff plans: Biggest winners and losers in a 22-team return

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Why Zion could benefit most from NBA's potential playoff field (1:47)

Brian Windhorst explains why the NBA is desperate to involve Zion Williamson and the Pelicans in the playoff field. (1:47)

Who could benefit and who might be less pleased if the NBA moves forward with a 22-team restart of the 2019-20 regular season in Orlando, Florida?

After Friday's remote board of governors meeting, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne and Zach Lowe reported that several members of the board indicated there's growing momentum for that plan to resume the season, which was interrupted on March 11 by the coronavirus pandemic.

A 22-team format probably would include additional regular-season games followed by a play-in tournament for playoff berths in both conferences, they reported. What would the implications of that scenario be for teams on the playoff bubble and elsewhere?

Let's take a look at potential winners and losers.