(via Bleacher Report)

There have been a lot of questions over the past couple of weeks regarding the future of the season. Some people consider that the league should cancel it or at least pause it for a couple of weeks while teams get their Covid-19 situation under control, but Adam Silver and the rest of the NBA seem reluctant to do so.

After a successful run in the bubble in Orlando, the word around the league is that no team or player was willing to put together that kind of effort for a full season, and that’s why the NBA and the NBPA agreed on terms on a health and safety protocol to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks around the league.

Sadly, that hasn’t been the case thus far, as we’ve even seen three games postponed due to contact tracing and the Philadelphia 76ers had to play with just 7 role players to avoid forfeiting a game, which is crazy no matter how you see it.

That’s why the NBA, NBPA, and the Board of Governors had an emergency meeting to discuss a ‘tightened protocol’, that, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, goes as follows:

Hopefully, all these new tightened measures and protocols will work and the players, staff personnel, and everybody around the NBA community can stay healthy throughout the season. It may seem like an overreaction and quite strict at first glance, but it’ll be the only way to finish the season.