NBA, Players Association finalize season restart plan
The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have finalized a comprehensive plan to resume the season with 22 teams July 30 at Disney World, the league announced Friday.
"We have worked together with the Players Association to establish a restart plan that prioritizes health and safety, preserves competitive fairness and provides a platform to address social justice issues," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.
"We are grateful to our longtime collaborator Disney for its role in playing host and making this return to play possible, and we also thank the public health officials and infectious disease specialists who helped guide the creation of comprehensive medical protocols and protections."
The NBA and NBPA announced Friday that 16 of 302 players (5.3%) tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. Players who tested positive will self isolate until cleared by a doctor.
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Teams will travel to Disney World in two weeks to begin training camp.
As previously reported, each team will play eight "seeding games" to determine playoff position.
The Thunder (40-24) is in fifth place in the Western Conference.