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The Utah Jazz will have a piece of home with them in Orlando. What is it?

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A sign at the entrance to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA plans to restart its 2020 season at the complex, with the first games being played there scheduled for July 30.

John Raoux, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — It will be BYOC when the NBA resumes its season in Orlando — Bring Your Own Court.

According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, teams have sent their actual courts to Orlando — the remainder of the 2020 season is scheduled to take place at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex — and will be installed to use as practice courts.

That means the Utah Jazz, and every other NBA team in the league’s restart, will have a piece of home in Orlando.

There will also be a reported addition to the courts themselves in Orlando on the three courts where games will be played. ESPN reported Monday that the NBA and National Basketball Players Association plan to paint the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the court inside both sidelines.

The 22 teams participating in the restart will start heading to Orlando on July 7, arriving on a staggered timeline. Practices and group activities will then start around July 9, after teams arrive and initial testing for COVID-19 has begun and test results are back.

Each of the 22 teams participating will play eight “seeding” games when the season resumes, beginning July 30 when the Jazz face the New Orleans Pelicans at 4:30 p.m. MT, followed by a 7 p.m. matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Seeding games will conclude Aug. 14, with the possibility of a play-in to determine the eighth seed in either conference to be played Aug. 15-16. The playoffs will begin Aug. 17.