The NBA's suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak will last at least 30 days, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced.
The league told its teams that the 30-day mark is an "aspirational timeline," per Arthur. The suspension of the 2019-20 season remains indefinite.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the NBA has informed all of its teams on a number policies effective immediately and through March 16:
- All players must remain in market of team
- Players remain home as long as possible
- No group workouts or practices
- Team physicians and trainers speak to each player once a day
The NBA announced it was suspending the season on Wednesday after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. His teammate, Donovan Mitchell, also tested positive. Players on Thunder, Raptors and Celtics will get tested for the coronavirus after facing the Jazz in recent weeks.
The NBA G League has suspended its season and the NBA 2K League has postponed the start of its season.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested the idea of a suspended season on Thursday morning. Cuban said the 2019-20 season could extend until August.
The Milwaukee Bucks will hold the NBA's best record when the league returns, while LeBron James and the Lakers lead the Western Conference at 49–14.