While Silver won’t give a timeline, there’s a sense the league could know in June if and how many games will be canceled.
Even before the suspension, the league was preparing to play without fans in attendance and is reportedly willing to play through August.
How would that look to the public, considering their remain shortage of tests?
That could duplicate the public relations nightmare the league endured when players were able to receive testing not available to most Americans in the weeks after Gobert’s positive test. Universal testing, perhaps antibody testing? Does all of that have to be available before the league deems it okay to return?
“We know we need large-scale testing,” he said.