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The NBA has informed the franchises that no team facilities are to be used prior to May 8th. If a team is located in an area that isn't affected by a current shelter-in-place restrictions they can potentially open up with a limited capacity on that date.
While this is very early on, it appears that the NBA is planning to start getting operations back up and running, although cautiously. The limits that the league currently has in place would allow individual player workouts in team facilities with no more than four players and one team staffer in person. Adrian Wojnarowski added that for teams that are in markets with shelter-in-place restrictions the league plans to work with teams to make arrangements for their players.
According to Brian Windhorst on ESPN, there is now a “significant amount of pessimism” regarding the continuation of the 2019-2020 NBA season.
This news comes on the heels of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) cancelling the remainder of their season. The NBA and the NBPA have had continuing discussions surrounding all possibilities for resuming play, and before this news, there had even been some level of what you might call “optimism.” That tone has taken a complete 180, and it’s now looking like the NBA may have no choice but to follow the lead of the CBA and take a real hard look at cancelling the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
The NBA has announced that the league will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days, per Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star.
The NBA has suspended the season due to coronavirus concerns, and will be paused for at least a 30-day minimum. It has not been reported when the season will continue, but for now expect the NBA to be shut down for at least 30 days. More updates will be provided as soon as the NBA releases them. In a brief announcement released by the official NBA twitter account on Wednesday, the NBA "will use the hiatus to determine next steps moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic."