The NBA players have agreed to continue with the rest of the postseason after several meetings with coaches, owners, and executives, according to reports from ESPN Senior Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Today's three playoff games will be postponed, source tells ESPN. Discussion underway on when teams will resume play. https://t.co/A2PazNKDhy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2020
Conversations have been ongoing throughout the morning among owners, league executives, coaches and players about how the league can restart these playoffs, sources tell ESPN. The players and Board of Governors have separate meetings set to start now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2020
There is no official restart date for the playoffs, though The Athletic Senior NBA Insider Shams Charania reports the players and the league are aiming to recommence games this Friday.
Sources: NBA players -- and league -- are aiming to restart games Friday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 27, 2020
The NBA and NBPA announced the postponement of all games on Thursday afternoon after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their first-round series with the Orlando Magic in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
NBA and NBPA say the games today/tonight have been postponed and will be rescheduled: pic.twitter.com/f3VtH6VldJ— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 26, 2020
Players made it known their top priority was keeping the Black Lives Matter movement at the forefront of viewers’ minds when the NBA resumed play from the initial Coronavirus-induced hiatus, and Shams Charania reports they are looking to find better ways to make social justice statements.
Sources: NBA players in meeting today agreed to continue playing this postseason — but want to find new and improved ways to make social justice statements. Players expect games to resume this weekend.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 27, 2020