The NBA could look at resuming games at venues in a centralized location, perhaps in non-NBA cities. Teams could sleep, train, eat and play in the same location to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 infection.
Players and executives have floated various ideas such as a sprawling casino property in Las Vegas where everything could be held under one roof in terms of games and lodging.
Others have suggested playing in the Bahamas where a ballroom could be converted into a playing court specifically for broadcast.
Another option that has been discussed is taking over a college campus in the Midwest where reported cases of COVID-19 are lower.https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28962005/what-nba-learn-china-attempt-restart-basketball-coronavirus-pandemic
Whatever happens, it’ll be a very interesting change for the record books
In other news:
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that guard Marcus Smart is doing "great" in the wake of testing positive for the coronavirus last week.
"Great. He's great. Great spirits. Joking as always," Stevens said Friday morning on a conference call with local media. "We had a Zoom [video conference call] with the team, told the team we were going to give them their own space to hang out and have fun -- and he told us to get off.
"So he's great."
Stevens and the Celtics were in Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 11, preparing to play the Bucks the next night -- in front of no fans -- when the NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus prior to that night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Boston, having played Utah the week before, wound up coming home from Milwaukee the next day and self-isolating, before Smart eventually tested positive for the virus.