NBA teams operating G League franchises expect the rest of the minor-league season will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak, sources tell ESPN.
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Malika Andrew and Woj finally report what was very much expected: the G League will forfeit the remainder of the season.
This comes at no surprise. Unlike the NBA, the purpose of the G League is not to crown a champion at the end of each season. It is an opportunity for athletes to develop and perhaps become studs in the NBA (shoutout Lu Dort). Without the ability to play, you might as well end the season.
Nevertheless, it is disappointing to lose basketball, at any level, once this coronavirus mayhem subsides. Players like Lu Dort, Kevin Hervey, and Deonte Burton have shined in that environment; without the remaining season we won’t have the opportunity to find other hidden gems.
Meanwhile, the NBA is still attempting to formulate a timeline on their return. Current estimates based on CDC recommendations show a return in mid- to late-June without fans. It is unclear if the season will resume where it ended or if some games will be removed to catalyze the remaining regular season.
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