NBA, NBPA Agree to Deal to Ensure Player Pay if the Season is Lost
To bring in the weekend, the NBA and NBPA agreed on a deal which will reduce player compensation in the event of a permanent cancellation of the 2019-20 regular season or playoffs
The NBA has currently been on hiatus for over a month since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was found positive for the novel coronavirus. Since then, there have been many conflicting reports on whether the season will return, and if it does in fact return, where the remaining schedule will be played out.
As per report, “the new deal will provide players a more gradual salary reduction schedule, partial reductions of 25% will begin with the players’ twice-a-month payment due on May 15. The CBA stipulates that the compensation of all NBA roster players shall be reduced in the event of a ‘force majeure’ event, such as an epidemic or government order, in accordance with a formula based on the number of games missed.”
As of this week, there has been more optimism about a potential return of the NBA.