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Michele Roberts: ‘It’s been two and a half months of ‘What if?’ My players need some level of certainty.’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban chats with Mike Tirico about how the NBA's path to returning and his idea for the 2020 NBA playoffs.

The NBA is proceeding toward resuming play.

Of course, that leaves many other questions: Who? When? Why? How? Only the “where?” has a nearly set resolution (Disney World).

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is taking his time determining answers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

“It’s time. It’s time,” Roberts told ESPN. “It’s been two and a half months of, ‘What if?’ My players need some level of certainty. I think everybody does.”

It’s important to remember: Certainty is difficult to obtain amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whatever the NBA decides, coronavirus could foil the plan. Everyone involved should remain flexible.

But the NBA should at least soon reveal its plan so everyone who’d be involved – and those who wouldn’t – can prepare.