The NBA will give the permission to the players to not play the rest of the season 2019-2020 if they signify their intention to withdraw by 24 June.
At least that is what the the Athletic has advanced, Tuesday. If a player stays at home because his medical condition is a risk factor in the face of the COVID-19 according to team doctors, he will receive no loss of pay. Without medical rationale, the players will lose a little more than 1% of their salary for each meeting missed. In all cases, no disciplinary action will be taken against these players.
The commissioner of circuit, Don Garber, had already indicated that it fully supported the protest movement of social opposition to racial inequalities. On Monday, he had indicated that he understood the position of some players who were reluctant to the resumption of the activities of the circuit.
The NBA will resume operations at Walt Disney World in the month of July. The teams will have to live in a “bubble” limited to one of the three hotels booked by the tour and the venue of the matches. Preparatory meetings should take place from the 22 July and 22 teams will resume the season starting on 30 July.
The Raptors of… Naples
Moreover, the Toronto Raptors, the only canadian club circuit, will resume training at the Alico Arena located in Naples, Florida. Still according to the site The Athletic, this decision would have been taken because of the mandatory quarantine period required by the government of Canada to any person who enters the country.
The most recent champions of the NBA should start its activities soon in Naples, because this is where they wish to initiate phase 1 of the plan to return to the game, which allows players to resume training on a voluntary basis. Phase 1 began on 12 June and all players must be back with their respective teams the 22 June with a view of testing for the disease beginning the following day.
The season of the NBA has been interrupted on march 11, due to the pandemic of COVID-19.