Via ESPN: 

“The CBA had been initially scheduled to resume play on April 15, and teams had taken steps to call back American players,” Givony wrote. “On March 30, the General Administration of Sports—an arm of the Chinese government—issued a wide-ranging ban on large-scale sporting gatherings due to concerns with containment of the virus.

“Further complicating matters is the entry ban that was implemented by the Chinese Foreign Ministry in late March on all non-citizens, including residents and foreigners with previously issued visas. Several players were unable to enter China, leaving many CBA rosters without one or both import players.”

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported at the beginning of April that the NBA is using the CBA as a cautionary tale, as there is now “pessimism” among NBA officials that the 2019-20 season can be salvaged.

The Chinese league is what the NBA is following, so this is a good sign for now. 

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