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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, a crowd is shown along Main Street USA in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. As Walt Disney World prepares to allow some third-party shops and restaurants to open at its entertainment complex later this week, it's posting a warning. While enhanced safety measures are being taken at Disney Springs, “an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present,

NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

May. 23, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Basketball Players Association is also part of the talks with...

Utah Jazz's Mike Conley (10) goes to the basket past Boston Celtics' Robert Williams III during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Utah's Conley waiting for news, like the rest of the NBA

May. 20, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

Mike Conley is waiting for further instructions. So is the rest of the NBA. The league is continuing to work through multiple return-to-play scenarios, with two people with knowledge of the situation saying Wednesday that Orlando — which has been talked about for several weeks — along with Las Vegas...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray arrives at the Vivint Smart Home Arena before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. f so inclined, NBA teams like Miami, Orlando and Utah could all be back in the gym for voluntary workouts in small groups starting Friday, May 8, when the league ban on such things expires. None of them will be reopening that day. There's a clear desire for basketball to resume but, perhaps mindful of how rushing back too quickly hurt other leagues around the world, the NBA seems to be taking very cautious baby steps back to the court. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Analysis: The NBA is proceeding with extreme caution

May. 6, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

The NBA says some players can voluntarily return to their team practice facilities starting Friday, with some very specific conditions and only in places where local and state governments have signed off on such openings. It’s unclear how many players will be back on the floor Friday when the league ban...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020 photo, fans leave the Golden 1 Center  in Sacramento, Calif., after the NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings was postponed at the last minute over an

NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

Apr. 27, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has pushed back the possible reopening date of some team practice facilities for at least a week until May 8 at the earliest, saying Monday the extra time was needed in part to make sure player training options would be safe and controlled in an effort to try to mitigate the threats...

Fans leave the Golden 1 Center after the NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings was postponed at the last minute in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The league said the decision was made out of an

NBA players to receive 25% less in paychecks starting May 15

Apr. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change. But in a clear sign that at least some of the 259 remaining regular-season games that were not played because of the coronavirus pandemic will not...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) dunks over Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix. Booker won the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Saturday, April 11, 2020, sweeping Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Devin Booker wins NBA 2K20 Players in all-Phoenix Suns final

Apr. 11, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

Devin Booker won the NBA 2K20 Players Tournament on Saturday night, sweeping Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the best-of-three final. “I played a lot growing up,” Booker said. “It's all about timing and eye coordination.” ESPN broadcast the three-day, 16-player Xbox One...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is introduced during an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo.  Silver said in an interview Saturday, March 21, 2020  that the league is considering all options, best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between,  as it tries to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NBA says players will receive full checks on April 15

Apr. 9, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

NBA players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. The league gave teams the directive on Thursday in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press. The league and the National Basketball...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdown

Apr. 9, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team's performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the...

NBA changing pre-draft process for workouts, interviews

Apr. 6, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league’s coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Teams also are being prohibited “from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is introduced during an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo.  Silver said in an interview Saturday, March 21, 2020  that the league is considering all options, best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between,  as it tries to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May

Apr. 6, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as part of the league’s new...