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Rockets star Russell Westbrook tests positive as NBA bubble faces 1st challenges

Houston's Russell Westbrook hasn't made it to the NBA restart yet. The coronavirus did — but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would.

Raptors arrive at Disney campus in BLM buses, teams begin restart routines

Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble at the Disney complex started Thursday, with the Magic — the first team to get into the campus earlier this week — becoming the first team formally back on the floor.

10 things to know about the NBA's season restart

The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. What else should fans know?

NBA releases restart schedule after sides sign off on final terms of Florida plan

The defending champion Toronto Raptors will resume their season on Aug. 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Raptors, along with the NBA, announced their revised eight-game schedule on Friday.

Former Raptors star Vince Carter retires after record 22 seasons

Former Raptors star Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career has come to an end.

Denver Nuggets all-star Nikola Jokic reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

A person with knowledge of the situation says all-star forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia.

Wizards' Davis Bertans 1st player to opt out of NBA's Disney restart

Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Disney-based resumption of the NBA season, making him the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out.

NBA officially sets October dates for draft, free agency

The NBA has firmed up the schedule for what will be a hectic time for teams this fall, deciding on Oct. 16 as the date for this year's draft and saying clubs can begin talking to free agents two days later.

Florida sees rapid rise in COVID-19 cases as NBA prepares to arrive

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association believe they have done what's necessary for the health and safety of the 22 teams and others that will be part of the season restart near Orlando next month. But the number of coronavirus cases in Florida is on the rise.

Golf, fishing, regular testing: NBA lays out vision for Disney restart

Here's some of what awaits NBA players going to the Disney campus in Orlando, Fla., next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services.

NBA moves toward late July restart with approval of 22-team format

The NBA's board of governors has reportedly approved a 22-team format in major step to league restarting its virus-delayed season.

No consensus yet, but NBA reportedly moving toward format for return

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season, three people familiar with details of the call said Friday.

NBA enters preliminary talks with Disney to resume season in Florida

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame coach of Utah Jazz, dies at 78

Jerry Sloan, the coach who took the Utah Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 78.

Players await next move as NBA return-to-play timeline begins to form

The NBA is continuing to work through multiple return-to-play scenarios, with two people with knowledge of the situation saying Wednesday that Orlando — which has been talked about for several weeks — along with Las Vegas and Houston remain under consideration.

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