The 2019-20 NBA season started an indefinite hiatus on March 11 after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. When will the league return, and what will the remainder of the year look like? Commissioner Adam Silver originally said that the suspension could last a minimum of 30 times, but a mid-to-late-June yield is currently looking like a best-case scenario.
March 24: NBA front office executives want the league to present tentative contingencies on a return to play this year, but league officials have been reticent to discuss those quotes with groups, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The loosest of drop-dead dates on completing the NBA Finals is Labor Day weekend in early September, sources say, which groups say requires matches starting up by July 1 — and clinic centers reopening weeks prior to that.
No one in the NBA would like to be tied to Labor Day weekend, since nobody — not the commissioner, not the teams, not the NBPA — needs to restrict the chance of the NBA salvaging something of a year. March 24: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed until 2021. For the NBA and Team USA, the delay raises large questions.
Here are the answers up to now. March 20: The NBA plans to cover players their following checks on April 1, but have not committed yet to next payments due on April 15, according to sources of
The NBA advised teams that the league provides”additional guidance” about the April 15 payment date, per memo. Force Majeure terminology in CBA permits for a proportion of contracts to be withheld in extreme conditions.
March 19: Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and two Los Angeles Lakers players were the most current from the NBA to test positive for coronavirus, the teams announced Thursday.
Smart posted a tweet confirming that he had tested positive.
The Lakers players weren’t identified by name in a statement released by the group.
March 19: The Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday declared three members of its organization have tested positive for the coronavirus, hours after the Denver Nuggets confirmed one positive test.
The Sixers stated players, coaches and basketball operations support staff were among those tested, after the recommendation of health experts and the NBA.
The three individuals who received positive evaluations are in self-isolation.
Neither the 76ers nor the Nuggets revealed whether the positive evaluations belong to players.
March 19: The NBA sent a memo out Thursday afternoon that stated that, beginning Friday, all 30 NBA teams need to close their training and practice centers to staff and
Now players are not permitted to use team centers, nor, as laid out in a memo sent out by the league Sunday night, workout at any non-team clinic.