The NBA held a Board of Governors meeting on Friday and essentially gave a non-update update on the regular season. Commissioner Adam Silver and the BOG decided that safety is paramount and the League isn’t in a good spot to make any calls on a return to basketball.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says Board of Governors are in agreement that safety is paramount: “We are not in any position to make any decisions and it’s unclear when we will be.”— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 17, 2020
So for now, we don’t know when basketball will return. This isn’t too surprising considering the rest of the world hasn’t been told to change anything as far as quarantining from coronavirus goes. It appears that we are a ways away from returning to basketball. We also don’t know if we’ll get the regular season or go right into the playoffs. All these decisions will be made after the NBA gets the green light that everyone is safe.
The NBA and NBPA also reached an agreement to extend the reduced pay for players through May 15. Their salaries will be reduced by 25% in the event of “Force Majeure,” which is put into place in times of an epidemic.