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Report: NBA Takes Major Step in Resuming 2019-20 Season
- Updated: April 25, 2020
After nearly a two-month hiatus, the NBA has taken a major step in resuming the 2019-20 season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA is allowing teams to open practice facilities to players in cities and states that have eased stay-at-home orders.
Beginning on May 1, the NBA is allowing teams to open their practice facilities to players in cities and states where local governments have eased stay-at-home orders, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2020
The 2019-20 season was suspended on March 11 following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Shortly after, the NBA closed all practice facilities to players.
There was initial concern on how the NBA would resume play after such a long hiatus. But today marks a momentous step for the league.
The Miami Heat were in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 41-24 record before the NBA was put on pause.