Should the NBA set a plan to restart in the coming months, it will need to include a runway of “at least” three or four weeks for players to prepare to play games, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul said Wednesday.
Since the NBA season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, many players haven’t had access to training facilities or even basketball goals.
Paul said he hasn’t shot in a basketball gym since the layup lines prior to his team’s game against the Jazz on March 11.
Paul was careful not to discuss hypothetical situations at length, such as what a return might look like in a possible quarantine “bubble” or if he’d be OK with going directly to the playoffs with no more regular-season games.
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