Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July

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Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:18 pm

The Chinese Basketball Association has suffered another setback and have postponed their calendar until at least July.


The CBA had initially planned on resuming play on April 15th. On March 30th, the General Administration of Sports issued a ban on large sports gathering due to concerns over the containment of COVID-19.


No final decision on the CBA's season can be made without government clearance.


There are more than a dozen American players who returned to China and finished their 14-day quarantine period. Some of the top players in the CBA told ESPN they intend to stay in China as long as they are receiving salaries, rather than conducting two additional 14-day quarantines.

Via Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#2 » by IWishIWasHarden » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:57 pm

Fully contained and delayed until July. Makes sense!
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#3 » by Pickled Prunes » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:32 pm

IWishIWasHarden wrote:Fully contained and delayed until July. Makes sense!

Contained and eradicated are two different things. You keep a lion contained by not opening the cage.

(I do not condone the caging or confinement of wild animals unless in existential threat.) :D
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#4 » by TheCage4 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:27 pm

I do not believe for one second that China has anything under control. The fact that they reopened Wuhan and immediately 55,000 people left the city by plane or train only spells more spread of COVID-19.

We have to stop looking to China for any kind of answer or example.
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#5 » by Vegeta10176 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:24 am

TheCage4 wrote:I do not believe for one second that China has anything under control. The fact that they reopened Wuhan and immediately 55,000 people left the city by plane or train only spells more spread of COVID-19.

We have to stop looking to China for any kind of answer or example.


They are 100 percent lying about their cases and death toll however 55000 people leaving is probably no surprise as they probably did not live there and got stuck there in the qaurintine and of course would leave straight after..
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#6 » by njknicks » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:25 am

If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#7 » by TheCage4 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:33 am

njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )


The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.

This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#8 » by njknicks » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:57 am

TheCage4 wrote:
njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )


The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.

This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.


Valid point / agreed -- but there is just no way the NBA will recoup the lost money from this year -- it will come in the form of players taking significant paycuts in the next CBA or the NBA scouring every possible means to generate revenue ( jerseys / courts plastered with advertisements, mid season tournament, multi streaming services, etc. ).

The league really needs to be bold now -- rethink the concept of contracts, revenue generation. Why not go all in on players having the option of bitcoin contracts / publicly traded contracts ( shoutout to Spencer Dinwiddie for initiating ) ? Players would be incentivized for their play. Competitiveness would pick up tremendously -- trades would be take a whole new meaning, players stock rising / falling.

Regarding the Olympics -- given the current uncertainty of the next CBA / uncertainty in start of next season / huge revenue losses, I do not think any current NBA player under contract would in their right mind be willing to risk injury by playing for free on the Olympics.
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#9 » by Vegeta10176 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:21 pm

TheCage4 wrote:
njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )


The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.

This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.



Umm what money does the NBA or even the players get from going to the Olympics.. The NBA will not care if next season runs head long into the Olympics except that it may affect ratings but whether NBA players go to the Olympics or not I don't think they care..
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#10 » by Vegeta10176 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:24 pm

TheCage4 wrote:
njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )


The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.

This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.



Also 10 games at either end of each season is better as the local TV stations pay out to teams at 70 games this is a better result that scrapping the season which is still a high probability but will suck for the teams in the best positions the Bucks and the Lakers.. Unless you can construct a bubble there is little chance the season starts again and even next season would likely be delayed as the virus is not going anywhere without a vaccine..
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#11 » by njknicks » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:34 pm

Vegeta10176 wrote:
TheCage4 wrote:
njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )


The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.

This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.



Umm what money does the NBA or even the players get from going to the Olympics.. The NBA will not care if next season runs head long into the Olympics except that it may affect ratings but whether NBA players go to the Olympics or not I don't think they care..


NBA players / teams / league / endorsers gets more international exposure that with markets that they traditionally may not have had. Sets the stage for international branding. How much money does that translate into? Could be minimal but more importantly it is that exposure across the globe.
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Re: Chinese Basketball Association Delays Restart Until July 

Post#12 » by njknicks » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:41 pm

Vegeta10176 wrote:
TheCage4 wrote:
njknicks wrote:If the CBA is looking to restart their sports season in July ( potentially beyond ) -- then the NBA will be in a similar predicament.

Bottom line is that the NBA season will have to maneuver this ( if still on ) and next season thoughtfully -- given that the Olympics are now moved towards end of July 2021 as well.

Hypothetical 2020 / 2021 season ( 72 games ) :

* NBA season starts in December ( Instead of end of traditional October )
* All Star weekend April 2020 ( to avoid March Madness )
* Trade deadline April 2020
* NBA playoffs start end of May through first half of July
* NBA draft week before Olympics start ( July 19 - 22 )

NBA sends NBDL players for Olympics instead ( due to schedule shift )


The amount of revenue lost this year will not translate into a shortened season next year. Cutting 10 games off each franchise is dumping big money. Not sending NBA players to the Olympics is also huge money lost.

This season is over, plain and simple. The sooner Silver admits this to his franchises, players and fans the better off everyone will be.



Also 10 games at either end of each season is better as the local TV stations pay out to teams at 70 games this is a better result that scrapping the season which is still a high probability but will suck for the teams in the best positions the Bucks and the Lakers.. Unless you can construct a bubble there is little chance the season starts again and even next season would likely be delayed as the virus is not going anywhere without a vaccine..


Agreed -- highly unlikely that this season likely to start up again -- not worth alienating fans, putting players at risk ( for injury or virus ). Accept reality and plan for a much better product next season. Would hope the league focuses on players health, creative revenue generation and re-thinking ideal schedule for next season (i.e. December - July ) .

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