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WNBA postpones training camp, tip of the regular season

This is not good news for the Washington Mystics.

2019 WNBA Playoffs - Phoenix Mercury v Chicago Sky Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

The chances of the WNBA having a 2020 season are not looking good already.

The postponement of training camp and the tip of the 2020 WNBA regular season, previously scheduled for May 15, was announced by the league Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees”, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in the statement.

The 2020 WNBA draft is set to take place virtually on April 17. The draft won’t include players, guests, or media on site but top prospects will be featured remotely.

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert is expected to announce the draft picks live on ESPN.

The Washington Mystics, who won the 2019 WNBA Finals, currently have the 12th, 24th, and 36th picks.