NBA 2020-21: NBA shared an additional Health and Safety guide with all the teams. It is 158 pages and states the “approved restaurants” for the players. The NBA has warned teams that protocol violations that lead to coronavirus spread impacting opposing teams and causing schedule derailments could result in “fines, suspensions, adjustment or loss of draft choices and game forfeitures,”
As companies like Moderna and Pfizer pursue a vaccine that can be approved by the Food and Drug Administration and distributed to the general public, the NBA outlined its approach to administering the vaccine.
Once the FDA approves a vaccine and specialists working with the NBA and players’ union believe it to be safe and effective, the league and union will discuss whether its coaches, players, and staff will be required to receive the vaccine.
NBA shared an additional Health and Safety guide w/ teams — this time, 158 pages — allowing for team/player dining at “approved restaurants” on trips, outdoor dining, or indoor restaurant in “fully privatized space,” according to document obtained by ESPN. Details, details.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 5, 2020
NBA 2020-21: The tentative NBA schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:
• Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games
• Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
• March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break
• March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
• May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
• May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs