The NBA will take a flexible approach to the 2020-21 season, which begins on Tuesday, with protocols already in place that the American Basketball League believes will allow the game to play safely amid the Kovid-epidemic. 19.
After ending last season in a “bubble” set at Disney World to keep its players safe from the Kovid-19, the NBA’s 30 teams will resume travel between cities for the games – the outbreak of coronovirus continues throughout Country despite living.
“We are closely monitoring the state of the epidemic in the United States and our cities,” League Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum said during a global media conference call on Tuesday.
“We believe very much in our protocols, when working with our medical experts, public health officials, players’ unions and our teams, we have a set of protocols that will keep us safe and healthy.”
As an example of a protocol in force, any player who is diagnosed with the virus, even if it is asymptomatic, will not be able to exercise for at least 10 days. In addition, the number of players traveling will be limited while teams make round-trip flights to the games.
Like other professional leagues operating in the midst of an epidemic, the NBA hopes that way – it will only release the first half of its schedule, if any matches need to be re-scheduled for the second half of the season .
League teams will play 10 games less than the average season of 82 matches, followed by play-offs, which are scheduled to end in July.
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