It all started with a Wednesday night matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 11. Rudy Gobert was ruled out due to an illness and there was concern over the coronavirus outbreak that had been sinking into the United States. As a result, the game was canceled and the NBA season was postponed indefinitely. The League encouraged teams to self-isolate in an attempt to thwart the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Now that it’s been declared a pandemic, the season is unclear.
There hasn’t been much talk about a concrete return date for the NBA, mostly because there’s so much uncertainty throughout the country. The NBA recently mentioned that it is weeks away from revisiting a potential return date and that the League won’t act until the government has declared things safe for everyone. Because we don’t know when that will happen, we don’t know when basketball will be back.
This also impacts the NBA Draft, which normally takes place in June after the NBA Finals. The draft process has been altered but there haven’t been any talks to postpone or push back the 2020 NBA Draft. Here in this stream you’ll be able to get the latest updates on how the NBA is proceeding with a return to play. We will also include any relevant updates for the draft and any schedule related items.