Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – April 27th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NBA Update – April 27th Edition

Like the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association remains on the bench due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said that the league can make no real decisions until May 15. Although Silver stated that, it doesn’t mean a couple of positive developments didn’t take place last week. Keep reading to find out about those developments and updated NBA Odds.

NBA Update – April 27th Edition

2020 NBA Championship

  • When: TBD
  • Where: TBD

2020 NBA Championship Odds

  • Los Angeles Lakers +200
  • Milwaukee Bucks +225
  • A. Clippers +300
  • Houston Rockets +1500
  • Boston Celtics +1500
  • Toronto Raptors +1600
  • Denver Nuggets +2000
  • Philadelphia 76ers +2800
  • Utah Jazz +3300
  • Miami Heat +2800
  • Dallas Mavericks +3500
  • Indiana Pacers +8000
  • New Orleans Pelicans +10000
  • Portland Trail Blazers +2000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +10000
  • Memphis Grizzlies +50000
  • Brooklyn Nets +50000
  • Orlando Magic +50000
  • San Antonio Spurs +50000
  • Phoenix Suns +100000
  • Sacramento Kings +100000

NBA to open training facilities in states that relax the stay-at-home ban / Coronavirus

The NBA will open training facilities in states that relax rules regarding staying at home. At first glance, this doesn’t seem like a good idea. After all, staying at home is the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

But NBA squads got a call last week from players asking if they had permission to fly to Atlanta and work out at public gyms. Rightly so, team executives discussed with Silver and their peers about how dangerous that was. The league decided that in states that relaxed lock down rules, players could go their team facilities. As one NBA exec put it, “If our players can travel and play at a 24-Hour Fitness in Atlanta, they should be able to have access to our facilities.”

We’ll get a good idea of which NBA teams can train and which can’t by Friday, May 1.

The league did not say teams can practice. Only that players can train at the facilities in less restrictive states. Silver is sticking to his May 15 date before the NBA makes any long-term decisions.

Mark Cuban bullish on restarting the season

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sounded positive about resuming the NBA season. Cuban was on CNN this past Sunday. He said, “The minute it’s safe, we want to try to get back and get the guys practicing and getting ready for games — but we are not there yet.”

That was about teams opening practice facilities. Regarding the NBA restarting the current season, Cuban said the league had a moral obligation. He stayed positive by explaining, “Just like when Magic Johnson declared he had HIV, there was some adjustments and guys went through a learning process. I think our players are ready to play, and of course we will have all the precautions in place. And plus, we will go through a training camp or something similar where we will learn all the adjustments that have to be made.”

The Dallas Mavericks owner is pushing for the league to play with or without fans. Cuban believes the NBA has a “moral obligation” to finish the season.

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