According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (paywall), NBA Commissioner Adam Silver held a call with the NBPA or the player’s union. The main takeaway? There is still no decision on the 2019-20 season, but something may come in June.
As you might expect, if the 2019-20 NBA season isn’t cancelled, any remaining games will be played without fans. Furthermore, all games would be held in a “bubble city” or resort scenario. Las Vegas was one option that came up last week. Orlando could be another.
There is some momentum about the 2020-21 NBA season starting around Christmas. And perhaps fans may not be allowed even then.
Finally, if the NBA does have more players getting the coronavirus, the league hopes to be in a position where daily testing can happen while those players are placed in quarantine. The main issue with that of course is that most Americans can’t get a test anyway.
Adam Silver tells players that the NBA projects a one-year timetable for a coronavirus vaccine and "until there is a vaccine … we are going to be dealing with it.”— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 9, 2020
Inside Friday’s call and the ultimate question: How much risk is worth it?https://t.co/5aI2TSAMwB
Because of that, I just don’t see the season continuing.