Roberts Informs Players Of Latest Plans To Resume Season

National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts is conducting team-by-team conference calls with players as momentum continues toward a resumption of play, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets.

Roberts is providing details on formats to restart the season in Orlando, which has emerged as the likely place where games will be conducted. She is also going over the financial implications of those options and gathering feedback, Wojnarowski adds.

While there’s no word on how the players are reacting to the proposals, it does provide hope that players will soon convene to start training and practicing again. Several teams have opened their training facilities on a limited basis but thus far scrimmages and formal practices have not been permitted.

The NBA’s Board of Governors will conduct a conference call on Friday, which will include commissioner Adam Silver and team owners. It’s expected that by the end of the week, a course of action will be determined. Recent developments suggest that when play resumes, teams currently in the lottery will be excluded.

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10 thoughts on “Roberts Informs Players Of Latest Plans To Resume Season

  1. mdunkel

    Naive to think they are going to go to Orlando and play without 10% of them at minimum getting it. The Virus hasn’t “ magically left “. Rush all you want but science tells us this is far from over. I wish it was but it isn’t. Big $$$ grab by owners and players. I get it , it just won’t work.

    • ThePeople'sElbow

      exactly and what if one of the 10% is a superstar, like LBJ, Kawhi, Giannis, or even Siakim, Jokic, Tatum. Is the player required to quarantine even if they are asymptomatic and feel otherwise healthy enough to play?

      What if this happens in the conference finals or finals? Do you allow infection to alter the outcome of a series? Do you suspend play again?

      Opens the door for subterfuge right? I mean someone food poisoned Jordan in Utah…just saying.

      • Luckylefty2

        What happened when KD got hurt last year ? Did they stopped the series….no. Regardless of who gets it the league games will continue and that player will have to quarantine, simple.

  2. L Lawliet

    They have to tread light with this. Theybare not realizing they could potentially risk all of next season if this goes bad. If a breakout among players occur or someone dies this could be a disaster. Their best option is to cancel the season takethe loss. Let baseball and football start up first and create a full prrof pkan at having a safe full season next year.

  3. x%sure

    Any projected outcome will depend on the discipline of expelling positives.
    This can be enforced by parties other than the NBA office… Disney, Florida, US Federal Anything. The Post Office sending malcontent sorters.

  4. acarneglia

    If this virus wasn’t being politicized as much as it is, by BOTH sides, we’d be in a much better place.

  5. stevep-4

    I think that (uninvested) third-party testing is necessary, if teams are doing the testing and e.g. LBJ tests positive, they have an incentive to fudge results if asymptomatic.

    Immediate quarantine is the only way this would work, and it would have to be for 14 days for anyone who tests positive. Likelihood is 100% that someone would, unless they quarantine everyone for 14 days when they arrive.

  6. Luckylefty2

    What happened when KD got hurt last year ? Did they stopped the series….no. Regardless of who gets it the league games will continue and that player will have to quarantine, simple.

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