Even Adam Silver, president of the NBA, cannot guarantee when the NBA this season will continue. In addition, the players will also have a reduced salary.
Recently, the NBA has reached an agreement to reduce salary with the country’s professional basketball player association. Accordingly, all players will accept a 25% reduction of their salary starting on 15/5. Currently, the NBA is still on an indefinite suspension due to the players being at home and taking social distance.
This salary reduction agreement is based on the force majeure rules of the tournament. Specifically, the organizers have the right to reduce the wages of players in force majeure cases such as natural disasters or pandemics. This reduced amount will probably be returned later, in case the NBA returns and plays through the rest of the season.
Besides, another agreement was reached. It is the NBA draft event, the annual rookie selection event for teams in the NBA, that will be held only when the NBA 2019-2020 season ends. The event was originally held in June. However, with the NBA teams having about 13 more games to finish the season, the timeline will surely be pushed back.
At present, the US is still the largest outbreak of COVID-19 in the world, with the number of deaths showing no signs of decline in the days of ua. Despite the fact that no player is still positive for SARS-CoV-2, the NBA will still have to wait and wait for a decision from the US government.
In an online interview conducted by ESPN yesterday, NBA president Adam Silver said they still received signals that were not really good. And so the tournament has yet to decide when the time will come again. The NBA management is still researching all the possibilities but at the moment. Whether he revealed it or not is not a priority.