Updated: 7:55 p.m.
NBA team facilities will be closed to players and stuff beginning Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on Wednesday night that the league is considering a variety of options moving forward. He raised the idea of players participating in some sort of charity game separate from official play while the league is on hiatus.
“We're gonna try by every means we can to play basketball again,” Silver said, “but I say that the safety and health of our players is first, and our fans, which is why I don't want to speculate more on that.
"That will be the condition upon which we can play: when public health officials give us the OK."
Three members of the Sixers organization tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Thursday. The Jazz's Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Pistons' Christian Wood, Kevin Durant and three other Nets players, the Celtics' Marcus Smart, and a member of the Nuggets organization have also tested positive. Charania reports that two Lakers players did, as well.
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