As many of you know, the NBA is planning to restart their season at the end of July at the Disney World complex in Orlando, Florida. The schedule has been released and despite many players (16+ to be exact) testing positive for COVID-19, the league isn't slowing things down. At least, not yet.
The league's hope is to keep the players in a bubble and away from the rest of the world so as to not get infected. Players who get infected will have to self-isolate until they are cleared by competent medical professionals to return to action. This of course creates some crazy scenarios in which teams may have to scramble a bit to find replacement players, grabbing some players out of the free agency pool.
At the moment, NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he feels confident with where they are at, though they will continue to monitor the situation closely and play things by ear as needed. Personally, I'm still a bit skeptical of this all working out the way they hope it will. Having everyone compete in one complex and hope the virus doesn't spread like crazy, seems a little naive to me. I know they are hoping to rely on advanced technology, world class health care, and extreme safety precautions to get through this, but I have my doubts. Anyone else feel the same way?