NBA teams have the "primary responsibility for monitoring and enforcing compliance" with COVID-19 protocols, league tells teams in a memo. "Teams are responsible in the first instance for imposing any appropriate discipline on players or team staff." Other than league "assuming primary responsibility" for investigating and possible punishment for "In-Game" violations and "Exceptional Circumstances" (such as a meaningful failure of team compliance), league tells teams that rules compliance is significantly on them to enforce.
ANALYSIS: In their continuing effort to keep a safe playing environment, the NBA has now shifted pressure to its teams to enforce and regulate the COVID protocols that have been put in place by the league. The NBA also announced today that all players and staff must wear trackable sensors staring Jan. 7th which will help slow the spread of COVID-19 amongst the NBA.