The Athletic has published a plan for the resumption of the season-19/20. It is expected that official matches will be held between 30 July and 13 August in Disneyworld, Orlando.
Those NBA players who do not want to participate in the restart of the season, must inform the clubs until June 24. For each missed match of the basketball will lose part of wages.
Preparations for the resumption of the season will consist of 6 stages:
The first phase (12-22 June):
— all players return to the city-based clubs
— The raptors are going to Naples, Florida, and are preparing in the arena of the University of Florida Bay
— allow only individual training
players need to be at home and go out only on exceptional need (e.g. for food shopping)
The second stage (23-30 June):
teams conduct mandatory testing for the coronavirus
The third stage (1-11 July):
— mandatory individual workout;
coaches can attend individual lessons;
— group sessions not allowed more than eight players can be present in the hall;
Stage 4A (7-11 July):
— team moved into the campus “Walt disney world”, the delegation of each club is composed of up to 35 people
— all teams are settled in three hotels;
— upon arrival, players and club members are isolated and are tested for coronavirus;
— everyone on campus will have to wear a mask, with the exception of training, any physical activities or meal;
— some employees of the campus will not live in a closed area, but it should always be examined for symptoms of coronavirus;
— July 7, players will be tested for banned substances, excluding marijuana, its use is legalized in Florida.
Stage 4B (July 11-21):
— start team training;
— players must follow the advice: do not spit on the ground, not to unclog the nose, do not wipe the ball on a t-shirt, not to lick fingers and do not touch unnecessarily to the tray;
games allowed joint leisure activities: ping-pong, Golf, video games, cards, etc., but only with those who reside in their hotel;
group breakfasts, Lunches and dinners are served on the open space;
— players are not allowed to visit the rooms of colleagues;
— players are allowed at their own expense to hire a personal chef will send the dishes to the campus on a daily basis;
— players will not be prohibited to leave the campus, but the League suggests that the players don’t have to go anywhere;
— if a player leaves the campus, he will have to undergo advanced testing and two-week quarantine (missed matches will be deducted from his salary).
Stage 5 (July 22-29):
— teams will play three exhibition matches against teams that are located in the same hotel;
— on July 22, the player is permitted to communicate with representatives of the teams placed in other hotels.
Stage 6 (July 30 — October 13):
— teams will play 8 matches to determine the participants of the playoffs and a mini-tournament for the eighth place, if necessary;
— after the departure of the team immediately leaves the campus of the NBA;
the remaining teams can reserve up to 17 rooms for guests, the rooms pay the players themselves;
— all guests must pass a three-day quarantine in any place (home or hotel);
— agents can’t be at the max (unless you are a family member of the player);
— guest who left campus will not be able to return to it.