There is growing optimism that the NBA would return to play this season following the NBA’s Board of Governors call with the league’s commissioner Adam Silver, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The participants of the call discussed how other sports leagues are working towards their returns and how to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
The NBA is gathering statistical data on COVID-19 cases to see who are the most affected and why. One of the most delicate subjects discussed is how to continue the season if there are positive tests when the season is resumed.
The NBA season has been suspended since March 11 after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the novel coronavirus. After two months in shutdown, some NBA teams opened their practice facilities last Friday and more teams are expected to follow suit during this and coming weeks.