The Spanish ACB, which has a strong claim as the second-best basketball league in the world behind the NBA, is resuming play Wednesday with a 12-team, 13-day tournament in Valencia called the Fase Final (Final Phase) to crown its league champion.
Spain has been one of the hardest-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic. The ACB has been on hiatus since March 8, though teams have been practicing since early May in anticipation of resuming competition.
NBA league officials, teams and players will be watching how things unfold in Valencia to get a feel for how their own season resumption in Orlando could look. There are some clear parallels between the NBA and ACB combined with a few key differences highlighting the challenges ahead. Here's what you need to know about the logistics and format in Spain, as well as the main players and draft prospects to watch.