The NBA did not release a full schedule heading into the 2020-21 season, choosing instead to just release the first half, which runs through March 4. It did so due to COVID-19 concerns, and to give itself some additional flexibility in the event that games had to be rescheduled.
That proved to be a wise decision as nearly two dozen games have already been postponed because of the pandemic. Originally those were set to be made up in the second half of the schedule, but because certain teams, such as the Washington Wizards, have had so many games called off, the league has changed course.
On Wednesday, they announced three schedule changes in a press release which reads as follows: