Report: NBA players’ faction discussing the viability of Orlando’s restart plan | Laundress Report


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The NBA Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association last week approved a return to play plan that would resume the 2019-2020 season starting July 31 at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

But the doubt appeared on Wednesday among a “faction of players”, and the league and the NBPA “should agree on a provision which would not oblige the players” to participate in the rest of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN :

The players expressed some concerns, according to Wojnarowski:

The plan only affects the 22 teams in the six playoff games.

The NBA suspended the season on March 11 after Utah jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tim reynolds from the Associated Press added that “many” players fear being separated from their families for weeks.

Wojnarowski relayed on June 5, the goal is to have 1,600 people in the Orlando bubble along with families – “probably three members at a time” allowed to join after the first round of playoffs.

Regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic, Wojnarowski reported that the league is considering how to handle a player with a medical condition:

The teams are currently program to arrive in Orlando between July 9 and 11 for a training camp.


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