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Sil­ver says virus could stop play again

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NBA com­mis­sioner Adam Sil­ver re­mains “pretty con­fi­dent” about the league’s plan to safely re­sume play at the end of July in Orlando, Florida, but ad­mits that a spread of the coro­n­avirus in the NBA com­mu­nity could bring the league to a halt again.

“We are test­ing daily,” Sil­ver said dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on TIME 100 Talks. “We haven’t put a pre­cise number on it, but if we were to see a large number of cases and see spread in our com­mu­nity, that would of course be a cause to stop, as well.”

The Nuggets closed their fa­cil­i­ties af­ter two mem­bers of the team’s trav­el­ing party tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus over the week­end. A third tested pos­i­tive this week. All three are asymptomat­ic.

Three Pel­i­cans play­ers tested pos­i­tive and will be in self-iso­la­tion un­til test­ing shows they can re­turn to team ac­tiv­i­ties with­out in­fect­ing others.

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