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Friday Bolts: 03.13.20

Friday Bolts: 03.13.20

Despite the NBA season currently suspended we will continue to use Bolts to keep you informed on the latest around the league, and hope to provide a place to be “together” as fans during a tough time everywhere. If you’re reading this we wish you and yours the best of health now and going forward. DT

Below is the official statement from League Commissioner Adam Silver:

John Hollinger (The Athletic) on what to know about the NBA during its suspended season. “Adam Silver said on TNT’s Inside the NBA on Thursday that the league will be on hiatus for a minimum of 30 days, but even that seems soon. As one possible guidepost, the Chinese Basketball Association shut down its season on Feb. 1 and is attempting to resume play in early April. By all accounts, it feels like they’re rushing, and there are major logistical hurdles to get to start even by then.

Dallas owner Mark Cuban mentioned a possible 60-day interlude in an appearance on ESPN Thursday morning. A two-month delay in the NBA would push the restart to May 12, but we have no idea if the virus outbreak will be contained in the same time frame that it was in China. Maybe it’s not that bad and teams can resume play in five weeks; maybe it’s awful and they can’t restart until July. The United Kingdom, for instance, has said the peak there might not be for another 10-14 weeks. We just don’t know enough to know yet.”

Joe Mussatto on Donovan Mitchell’s positive Coronavirus test.

A message from the Thunder to season ticket holders on the team’s website.