The Boston Celtics haven't played since March 10 against the Indiana Pacers as the sports world has been put on hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
And it doesn't look like the NBA has any answers about when the league could be targeting a return to action.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated in a recent interview that he doesn't have a better answer about when the league might be back. He said that he wouldn't be able to make a decision about the potential return of the league until May 1 at the earliest, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN,.
Adam Silver says he's told his people with the NBA that there will be no way to have a real answer about where things are headed in terms of starting the season again until, at a minimum, May 1.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 6, 2020
Obviously, that's bad news for any who are hoping that basketball will return soon. Because even if a decision can be made on May 1, it will likely take time for the league to implement whatever strategy they choose to get up and running again.
Beyond that, players may need time to get tuned up. In a recent interview, Enes Kanter said that he expects players will need 2-to-3 weeks to work their way back into game shape and for that reason, the league can't just jump back into the playoffs. So, that's another factor that the NBA has to take into account.
The main takeaway from this news is that we still don't know when the NBA -- or any other sport, for that matter -- will return. It's going to be fluid and it will take some time to figure out, but at least NBA aficionados will have the May 1 target date as a time that an answer could possibly come.