The NBA sent a memo to teams Wednesday night detailing plans to supplement its current testing regimen (a PCR test and a rapid test) with a 3rd, day-of-game PCR test that will return results for all players & referees by one hour before the start of the game.
Source: Tim Bontemps of ESPN (Twitter)
ANALYSIS: The league has already
been forced to postpone multiple games now in efforts to limit the
spread of COVID-19 throughout the NBA. After sending out updated
health and safety protocols this week, the NBA has announced there
will now be a day-of-game test which will return results an hour
before tip-off. The NBA has remained confident that it can get
through these difficult times until the vaccine becomes widely
available come February.