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Report: Best case scenario could be NBA returns in June

After the CDC ruled that evens larger than 50 people should cease for at least eight weeks, it leaves the League with little options.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver looks on during the NBA All Star-Celebrity Game at Wintrust Arena. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Following the CDC’s announcement of no events with 50-plus people for at least eight weeks, there’s growing concern among NBA owners the league won’t return until June, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday. The NBA suspended play indefinitely for a 30-day hiatus due to concerns with the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

The G League also may be forced to cancel the rest of its season due to the outbreak. This is mostly because the season usually ends in April, which means everything gets pushed back.

If the NBA were to return in June, chances are we’d go right into the postseason with the seeding that currently stands. That wouldn’t be fair for a handful of teams, but it’s really the only choice the League has to salvage some part of the 2019-20 season.