The NBA has finalized the revised CBA put in place for the restart of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It basically sets in place new transaction deadlines for certain players, including options for pending free agents. Here’s a list for some of the top names, including Anthony Davis and DeMar DeRozan, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
New player option dates for 2020 NBA free agency:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2020
Anthony Davis: Oct. 14
Gordon Hayward: Oct. 17
DeMar DeRozan: Oct. 17
Mike Conley Jr.: Oct. 17
Andre Drummond: Oct. 17
The League also put in some guidelines on protocol for Covid-19. There is a new insurance policy that protects players from career-ending injuries that may be caused by coronavirus. Since it attacks your respiratory system, it could cause permanent damage, which would impact a players ability to get up and down the court.
NBA and NBPA have agreed to put into place an enhanced insurance plan for players in Orlando that would cover career-ending injuries related to Covid-19 or conventional basketball injuries, sources tell ESPN. Potential group policy would cover players for several million dollars.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2020
There are also some details on how players will be replaced if infected inside the bubble, and a replacement player is needed.
One change for use to replacement players in Orlando, per league memo to teams: Replacing a player with Covid-19 must occur no later than 7 days following confirmed positive player resumes training.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2020