The NBA is still holding out hope that they may be able to return from hiatus at some point in the future.
However, things aren't looking quite as good for the G League.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews of ESPN, the NBA teams operating G League franchises expect the rest of the season to be cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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
As Wojnarowski explained, G Leaguers travel on commercial flights and are generally "money-drains" for teams. So, trying to continue the rest of the season in March and April, or moving it, just doesn't seem feasible for the league.
Beyond obvious calender issues, the fact G League teams travel on commericial airlines and generally are money-drains for NBA teams make it even harder to move forward for rest of the season. No imminent announcement and G-League teams have been told to stay in town for now. https://t.co/nd1DdGeoV5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 16, 2020
For the Boston Celtics, that will mean that the Maine Red Claws season is likely done. The Red Claws (28-14) had a solid 2019-20 campaign and were led by a number of talented rookies with the Celtics squad. Notably, Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall played extensively for the team and emerged as two of the G League's best players.
Waters averaged 18 points, 7.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game for the C's and was named the G League's Player of the Month for November.
As for Fall, the 7-foot-5 center averaged 12.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game while making better than 70 percent of his shots per game.
Surely, it was a successful season for the Red Claws. We'll see if Waters and Fall can make the Celtics roster next season while the Red Claws will look to retool and remain competitive.