The NBA suspended its season Wednesday night after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. One day later, commissioner Adam Silver revealed the league likely won't resume play for at least another 30 days.
It appears the timeline could last much longer.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday that NBA executives believe the best case scenario for games to resume is mid-to-late June, with no fans in attendance. This comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Sunday that events with 50 or more people be canceled or suspended for the next eight weeks.
CDC recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for next two months comes as a number of NBA owners and executives increasingly believe a best case scenario is a mid-to-late June return to play -- with no fans. League's scouting for possible arena dates all the way thru August.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
The regular season was expected to end April 15 with the Warriors playing the Kings at Golden 1 Center.
Wojnarowski also reported Sunday with the CDC's latest recommendation, the NBA G League soon will be canceled. The Kings (Stockton Kings) and Warriors (Santa Cruz Warriors) each have G League affiliates.
Reporting with @malika_andrews: NBA teams operating G League franchises expect rest of the minor-league season will soon be cancelled, sources tell ESPN. Regular season runs thru end of March, playoffs into April. Players have been informed they'll be paid thru end of schedule.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
Kings big man Richaun Holmes sent a statement to fans Saturday while Warriors star Steph Curry called for social distancing Sunday. Sacramento currently is 3.5 games back of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Golden State owns the league's worst record at 15-50 in their injury-riddled season.
The NBA, with three players who already have tested positive for the coronavirus, hope the show goes on but knows health and the safety of others comes first.