The NBA leadership will have to ensure that 15,000 tests for the coronavirus can be performed before the regular season resumes, according to ESPN. The League has the necessary resources to get so many rapid tests.
Recall that the NBA season was suspended on March 11, when the center of the “Utah jazz” Rudy Gober was confirmed infected with a coronavirus. A few hours later, the same diagnosis was confirmed in his teammate Donovan Mitchell. The timing of the resumption of the season is still unclear. But the NBA is determined to bring the championship to an end.
Recall that the United States is the most affected by the coronavirus country. To date, more than 1 million cases of infection have been registered there.
9 years ago Derrick Rose was named NBA season MVP
Exactly 9 years ago, on may 3, 2011, derrick rose was named the NBA MVP of the season. At the time, he was 22 years, 191 days old, and the point guard became the youngest MVP in NBA history. In addition, he became the second player in the history of the Chicago bulls to be named the most valuable player of the season. The first was the legendary Michael Jordan, who won this title five times.
In the 2010/2011 regular season, derrick rose participated in 81 games, scoring 25.0 points, collecting 4.1 rebounds and making 7.7 assists. It was thanks to this that the Chicago bulls then won 62 regular-season games. And it was the first time since 1998 that an Illinois team won a regular-season title.
NBA teams are monitoring the situation around Oladipo’s contract
A number of NBA teams are monitoring the situation around the contract of Indiana Pacers quarterback Victor Oladipo, NBC Sports reports.
Not so long ago, it became known that in the run-up to this season, the team from Indianapolis offered Oladipo a new four-year contract for $ 80 million, which is even slightly less than he receives under the current agreement. Then Victor declined the offer. His contract with the Pacers ends at the end of next season, and if Indiana wants to keep the player, the club will have to make him a more solid offer.
Sources report that aggressive attempts to get Oladipo may be made by the new York Knicks and the Brooklyn nets.
Oladipo missed most of the current season due to injury. Before the suspension of the championship, he managed to play 13 games, scoring 13.8 points, collecting 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists.