No trades, no roster strikes, no follow, and now no drug assessments, both. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the NBA won’t be doing any drug testing throughout the present suspension of the league. So long as the NBA is suspended for coronavirus, the gamers are free from participating in any testing, which might be for the very best as any assessments would require folks to depart the home, which might go towards social distancing and self quarantining.
The NBA and the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation have reached an settlement to not topic gamers to drug testing throughout the hiatus attributable to the coronavirus, league sources informed Yahoo Sports activities.
Gamers usually endure six random, unannounced urine drug assessments throughout every season and low season, as said in Article XXXIII of the collective bargaining settlement.
This uncommon settlement is just short-term, sources stated.
The NBA and NBPA have been in fixed contact with one another all through the suspension as they enter a territory they’re utterly unfamiliar with. How do you run a sports activities league that’s in limbo? To date they’ve managed to make a whole lot of progress and helped quell some fears a couple of supposed “doomsday” provision that exists within the CBA, however thus far there isn’t any clear reduce reply on if gamers will proceed to be paid throughout the suspension.