COVID-19: NBA to be delayed for at least 2 months upon CDC advice
The NBA might be delayed until June at the very least after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised a ban against gatherings of 50-plus people for the next two months.
The development comes a week after the NBA suspended the rest of its season until further notice.
Most NBA owners and executives, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, believe that the ideal scenario for the season is continuing it around mid-to-late June with games being played behind closed doors.
CDC recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for next two months comes as a number of NBA owners and executives increasingly believe a best case scenario is a mid-to-late June return to play — with no fans. League's scouting for possible arena dates all the way thru August.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
The NBA owners are also prepared and already anticipating at least a three-month hiatus.
In addition, the NBA has also implemented a ban on organized team practices, which shall last for an indefinite period.
Players, however, are allowed to leave their cities during the hiatus.
Meanwhile, the NBA G-League year will also be cancelled. Players will be paid their dues for the rest of the season.