On Tuesday, in a memo, the NBA (National Basketball Association) informed that basketball players have time till June 24 to notify their linked teams whether they think to play in the National Basketball Association’s come-back-to-game strategy at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The NBPA told players they have until June 24 to inform teams whether they plan to participate in the NBA’s return-to-play plan at Walt Disney World.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 17, 2020
The Memo was acquired by ESPN that describes that the union and league have decided that any of the players who don’t want to play in the resumed season will have to face a reduction in compensation by 1/92.6 for every missed match, up to a cap of fourteen matches.
This calculation arrives from a formula used in case if the season was to enact force majeure on the basketball-players. Moreover, the Memo even describes that there will be no further pay deduction in case if any player decides not to play the game.
The Memo even holds exceptions for excused players
Those basketball players who decided not to go to Florida will be provided with pay, and the Memo describes that the exceptions will be created for both excused and protected players. Here Protected term refers to those players who believed that they are at higher risk to get COVID-19. On the other side, the basketball player who accepts that designation from his own team could be excused and will not face any salary deduction if a desk of 3 medical officials approves that the player is at higher risk.
Any of the basketball players who want to be listed as excused, then he should inform both his union and his team till June 25.
Besides this, once any of the players appear in Florida, then he must pass through various processes that include enhanced testing, self-quarantine period and even face a reduction in compensation if he will not be able to play.
After this, each player has to pass through six phases to contribution in the game that all players will pass through between now and October 13. Furthermore, any of the basketball players who couldn’t meet the rules, then he will have to make arrangements to go to Florida by his team.
Although when all teams appear in Florida, then each player and staff will pass through self-isolation in their rooms till they have 2 negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests at least twenty-four hours apart, that means anywhere from 36 to 48 hours in their place. When any of the players get two negative PCR tests, then he will not be quarantine further.