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NBA in talks to require teams effected by COVID to sign replacement players

NBA in talks to require teams effected by COVID to sign replacement players

In the wake of dozens of players being sidelined in the league's health and safety protocols, and with looming concerns leaguewide about more games being halted, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing a plan that would require teams decimated by COVID to sign additional replacement players, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Baxter Holmes of ESPN

ANALYSIS: ESPN added, "on an NBA Board of Governors call Friday, there was an overwhelming sentiment among NBA owners to do whatever is necessary to avoid postponements and cancellations this season, league sources said. In the backdrop of that view, the outlines of a plan regarding replacement players were approved by the Board of Governors during a meeting Friday, league sources said."

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