The NBA’s current hiatus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is trending towards a complete cancellation of the 2019-20 season following a rough week of developments. The Chinese Basketball Association once again delayed its return to action, a move that curbed optimism about the NBA’s potential chances for an abbreviated season.
On Friday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst explained that the NBA is now looking at plans that would not impede on the structure of the 2020-21 season instead of salvaging the current year.
Here is the video from Windhorst’s appearance on SportsCenter:
The NBA suspended play on March 11. Prior to the halt in play, the Trail Blazers sat just outside the Western Conference’s postseason picture with a 29-37 record.