A couple of huge developments in the National Basketball Association should give us hope that commissioner Adam Silver and NBA owners are hatching a plan. Check out current NBA Championship odds and then read on for this week’s NBA Update!
2020 NBA Championship Odds Update March 23rd
- When: TBD
- Where: TBD
- 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 Will Pay Salaries Due April 1, But After That…
The NBA has committed to paying player salaries due on April’s Fools Day. That’s the first of April. But after that, things could get dicey. In the latest collective-bargaining agreement, players signed off on a 1.08% salary reduction in times of war or, in this case, a pandemic.
That could kick into gear for April 15 paychecks. However, it most likely won’t. Why? The league must cancel games first. And, so far, that hasn’t happened. Which brings us to the next important update.
Players Won’t Let Their Salaries Go Out the Window
NBA players won’t let money drain from their bank accounts. Like everyone in the U.S., a single lost paycheck could have a drastic effect. Don’t be fooled. Just because NBA Players make more money than average Americans, it doesn’t mean they put that money into a safe.
Some probably did, but most invested it in the stock market or other ventures. The golden goose has turned to brass. So, NBA Players need their paychecks just like the rest of us. And just like the rest of us, they want to go back to work.
NBA Players Will Go Back to Work, And It Could Be Sooner Than We Think
Based on this message from Dr. Oz, there’s hope for fast treatment. Oz believes that two pills could turn Covid-19 into “the flu”. If that’s the case, a ramp-up of production of the 2 pills could lead to a viable treatment plan.
Not only that but a quick perusal of the old Worldometer, and the picture in the U.S. is clear. By far, New York is the hardest-hit state. The National Basketball Association could find ways to play games outside of New York.
NBA Has Discussed Permanent Schedule Change in the Past
Although the likeliest scenario remains the NBA going straight to the playoffs once safe, there’s a chance the league plays the rest of their regular-season games. A huge clue is that the NBA has yet to cancel a single game this season. That sounds strange considering the effect Covid-19 has had on other major sports leagues.
Another clue is that Adam Silver said in a recent interview that NBA owners had discussed changing seasonal dates anyhow. Per Silver, the NBA knows that summer isn’t what it used to be. Fans can watch NBA games anywhere. Even lounging on the beach!
So, who knows? Maybe, the league has seriously considered playing out the rest of the regular season with limited fans, or no fans at all. More information regarding the NBA’s plans should come down this week. We’ll provide it to you in next week’s update.Bet on NBA2K20 Matchups
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