Reps from the Players’ Association have reportedly been conducting informal surveys with NBA players
NBA players are making their voices heard regarding when the league should resume the current season. Earlier today, sources told ESPN that the NBA Players’ Association began polling union members on how they feel about returning to play this season. The 2019-2020 NBA season was paused back on March 11th.
Regional representatives from the NBAPA have been tasked with polling the players. According to sources, players were asked “yes” or “no” regarding their current desire to resume the NBA season. The source also said that the identities and responses of polled individuals will be kept confidential.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is saying that sources told him some teams were polled in a group text that included the entire roster. Woj is saying that the way the players have been polled has not necessarily been consistent. He tweeted, “One rep asked a team’s players: ‘Do you want to try and play this season, yes or no?’ Another rep worded to a different group: ‘Do you want the season to start again?'”
The NBA held a conference call with several representatives from the Players’ Union as well as Commissioner Adam Silver on Friday. Silver has said that no decisions regarding a return to play are needed at this time. However, the league is reportedly looking into a one or two-site setup where games could potentially be played in the future.