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.
CDC recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for next two months comes as a number of NBA owners and executives increasingly believe a best case scenario is a mid-to-late June return to play -- with no fans. League's scouting for possible arena dates all the way thru August.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
Additionally, the rest of the G League season is expected to soon be cancelled.
Reporting with @malika_andrews: NBA teams operating G League franchises expect rest of the minor-league season will soon be cancelled, sources tell ESPN. Regular season runs thru end of March, playoffs into April. Players have been informed they'll be paid thru end of schedule.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
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.