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News broke this morning that the NBA had tested 302 players for the Coronavirus and only 16 players came back with positive test results. Right away I divided 16/302 which brings us to the decimal .0529801325.
Round that off to 5.3%! All things considered, I would say that is a pretty good number for optimism. The timing of the testing also allows those players to quarantine and get ready before or during training camp. NBA teams are scheduled to start traveling to Orlando July 7th for training camp. The Philadelphia 76ers are set to hit the road on July 9th. Adam Silver had a conference call Friday afternoon with team officials to discuss the NBA moving forward in a world with COVID-19.
And so tonight the NBA announced the restart schedule for the 2019-2020 season. The season begins Thursday, July 30, with a TNT doubleheader as the Utah Jazz faces the New Orleans Pelicans (6:30 p.m. ET) and the LA Clippers meet the Los Angeles Lakers (9 p.m. ET).
This will basically be an NBA version of “March Madness” for 16 days straight. Tip-off times will be between 12 pm and 9 pm every day. The maximum amount of games that can be played per day is 7 and there will be a total of 3 courts.
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