NBA players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15, even though no games will have been played for more than a month at that point.

The NBA gave teams the directive on Thursday in a memo that was obtained by ESPN.

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The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been in talks for weeks about the status of salaries during the NBA’s shutdown.

The last games were played March 11, the day that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus.

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