The NBA season restart is just around the corner as teams continue their preparations in the scrimmages.
With 10 teams set to hit the court on Tuesday, here's a quick preview of the biggest storylines for each team.
All times IST.
Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12:30 AM
Wizards: The Wizards are looking for their first win in their scrimmages, but the bubble is all about development - mainly Rui Hachimura, who is poised to take a leading role in their offence in the seeding games.
Former Laker Isac Bonga has also emerged as one of the Wizards' emerging young players, coming off an impressive 15-point, 12-rebound effort in their previous scrimmage against the Clippers.
"He impacts the game because of his enthusiasm, effort and spirit," Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said of Bonga. "Everybody wants to play with him because he plays so hard and he plays to make the right plays."
Lakers: Anthony Davis will be re-evaluated after he was poked in the eye during their last game against the Magic, with their first seeding game set to be a tough one when they take on the Clippers.
Against the Wizards, the Lakers will be hoping to see more from Kyle Kuzma, who poured in 25 points in their last outing, relishing his increased role on the offensive end.
"It just allows me to be a playmaker and have the ball in my hands, instead of standing in the corner and being a spacer. It just allows me to be myself and play free," Kuzma said post-game.
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1:30 AM
Kings: The Kings will welcome back Harrison Barnes, who is expected to play his first minutes in Orlando, after completing quarantine and recording two negative tests.
"We're happy to be getting him in here, and then he'll have to start his two-day quarantine once he gets here and pass that protocol before he can join us on the court," Kings head coach Luke Walton said. "But a big step for us as far as getting him out here."
Kings coach Luke Walton discusses Harrison Barnes participation in Sunday's practice - hopes to give him some run in Monday's scrimmage vs. Clippers. Says he was asymptomatic with COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/OVR4UJxAGx- Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) July 27, 2020
Clippers: Landry Shamet has made his way to the NBA bubble after testing positive for coronavirus on July 4. The 23-year-old sharpshooter will need to return two negative tests and be quarantined for 48 hours, before he's cleared to play.
Meanwhile, Lou Williams will remain in quarantine for up to 10 days after leaving the Orlando bubble.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3 AM
Pelicans: Still no Zion Williamson available for this one, as he completes quarantine however, he is eligible to compete in the team's seeding games opener against the Utah Jazz.
Bucks: The unbeaten Bucks welcomed Pat Connaughton to the bubble.
PC is in the house.- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 26, 2020
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Connaughton, who tested positive for the Coronavirus, would be expected to complete his quarantine period and only then become eligible to compete alongside the team.
Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets - 4:30 AM
Jazz: In their first couple of scrimmage games, the Jazz have learned to play without their wing Bojan Bogdanovic but the team has also been relishing the chemistry that their stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are re-cultivating.
Nets: The Nets will have to wait to get their first look at Jamal Crawford, who is not expected to play against the Jazz.
Another new addition to the roster, Tyler Johnson impressed in his first scrimmage against the Magic, recording 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-5 from three-point range, meanwhile, two-way player Chris Chiozza has made the most of his two starts at point guard, showing off his playmaking ability.
Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets - 5:30 AM
Magic: Jonathan Issac and Markelle Fultz, both players have missed the first two scrimmages, could see some court time in this final scrimmage against the Nuggets. While Issac has been cleared, there isn't definite news yet on Fultz.
Nuggets: Through the first two scrimmages, the Nuggets haven't learned much given the lack of available players at their disposal. Of the bench players, Troy Daniels, the only active guard in the team for the two previous scrimmages, and Bol Bol have certainly stolen the spotlight but this final scrimmage will be critical for the coach Mike Malone to understand the conditioning of the 'regular' rotation players.
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