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Union polls NBA players whether they want to return this season

Union polls NBA players whether they want to return this season”

The NBA is moving towards resuming the league season after a call with league Commissioner Adam Silver, a league insider confirmed on Wednesday.

There were a couple of reasons for this renewed hope: First, owners and executive were encouraged by the NBA's progress toward minimizing health risk if a return happens and secondly, were buoyed by the desire of the players to eventually restart the season, according to ESPN.

The league also hasn't come to a consensus on the format of a return and what it would look like.

A league source told The Sacramento Bee a number of players have taken part in voluntary individual workouts at Golden 1 Center since the team reopened its practice facility Monday.

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According to Wojnarowski, Tuesday's conference call was focused on health and safety amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Talks with the National Basketball Association players union showed positive support for resuming the season, according to the report.

The Los Angeles Times cited unnamed players who said they were asked via text, with one player saying about 70 per cent of players want to finish a season that has been on hold since March 11, although the divide is a concern. The private conference call included LeBron James, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, and Russell Westbrook.

As for social isolation to prevent any coronavirus transmission, a "campus environment" has been discussed, he said, with players staying in Orlando, Florida or Las Vegas, Nevada. He started his journalism career at The Bee more than 20 years ago and returned to cover the Sacramento Kings in September 2018.



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