The NBA and the players’ union are reportedly finalizing a provision that would not require players to participate in the season’s restart in Orlando.
As the NBA continues its preparations to resume the season in Orlando, the league and the National Basketball Players Association are still working out details on a finalized plan.
Among those details, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, is a provision that would not require players to participate in the restart. Players would not be subject to discipline for choosing to stay at home, though they would lose a portion of salary for any games missed.
Among the issues to be agreed upon, per Wojnarowski, are health impacts of COVID-19, family concerns and social justice. If a player has a medical issue that could lead to him being excused from playing in Orlando, he would be allowed to see an independent doctor for an examination. Even if he was
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