UPDATE: March 13, 1:23 p.m. — The NBA plans to enter a moratorium period, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Friday afternoon.
NBA and players union's moratorium period is planned to be effective March 12 (yesterday) to April 10, then reassess. Players will be paid in full on next check on March 15. https://t.co/ukLtTyarij— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 13, 2020
The NBAPA also sent out an email with a doomsday provision in the CBA that allows players to be be paid a percentage of their salary should the rest of the season be canceled due to coronavirus outbreak.
In email to players, the NBPA spelled out terms on a doomsday provision included in CBA that could free owners from paying players a percentage of their salaries should rest of season be lost to the coronavirus pandemic. Story on ESPN: https://t.co/s3cQSqCN8w— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 13, 2020
UPDATE: March 12, 6:24 p.m. — A report from Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill suggests that the NBA hiatus could be longer than 30 days. Check out the details here.
UPDATE: March 12, 4:08 p.m. — The NBA owners are trying to push commissioner Adam Silver to rethink the suspension of 30 days, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
NBA owners are encouraging of commissioner Adam Silver to re-evaluate the league's suspension in 30 days, sources tell ESPN. League is expected to make a formal announcement on an initial timetable soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
UPDATE: March 12, 2:37 p.m. — The NBA has decided to suspend play for 30 days amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The NBA has told its teams that the league will be suspended for 30 days, minimum.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 12, 2020
The NBA announced Wednesday night that it has suspended play indefinitely following the Thunder-Jazz incident. The rest of the Wednesday evening schedule will finish, but games will be suspended moving forward for an indefinite period.
The game between OKC and Utah was postponed due to medical reasons. We later found out, via a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Rudy Gobert has tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
NBA announces the season has been suspended: pic.twitter.com/NkN6OklL6I— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 12, 2020
The League had been mulling over the decision to either go on hiatus or just play games without fans. After the game being postponed on Wednesday night and Gobert testing positive, the League immediately suspended play following the night’s games.