The NBA’s suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak will last at least 30 days, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced.
The league told its teams that the 30-day mark is an “aspirational timeline,” per Arthur. The suspension of the 2019-20 seasons remains indefinite.
According to some sources (via Athletic Shams Charania), the NBA has informed all of its teams on number policies effective immediately and through March 16:
All players must remain in market of team
Players remain home as long as possible
No group workouts or practices
Team physicians and trainers speak to each player once a day
The NBA announced it was suspending the season on Wednesday after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. His teammate, Donovan Mitchell, also tested positive. Players on Thunder, Raptors and Celtics will get tested for the coronavirus after facing the Jazz in recent weeks.
The MLB, NHL and MLS have all suspended their respective seasons due to the coronavirus. Duke, Kansas and Arizona State are among the schools to suspend all spring sports.
The NBA G League has suspended its season and the NBA 2K League has postponed the start of its season.
Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban suggested the idea of a suspended season on Thursday morning. Cuban said the 2019-20 seasons could extend until August.
The Milwaukee Bucks will hold the NBA’s best record when the league returns, while LeBron James and the Lakers lead the Western Conference at 49–14.