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Report: NBA scouting summer venues following CDC recommendation

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We are now at least two months (and likely more) from basketball’s return

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday night, the CDC recommended “that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S.” The NBA was already in the midst of a 30-day minimum suspension, and an eight-week postponement would put the league’s return until at least mid-May. However, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the league is operating the impression that a return in mid-to-late June is a best-case scenario.

Additionally, the rest of the G League season is expected to soon be cancelled.

So we might be looking at a handful of games in mid-June to finish out the regular season/get back into the swing of things for the postseason, and then playoffs throughout July and August. Summer playoff basketball would be an all’s well that ends well scenario, in my opinion. Stay inside and stay safe, Sixers nation.