Report: NBA considering moving games to areas unaffected by coronavirus
The NBA is considering plans that could force games to be moved to areas that have not been affected by the coronavirus, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
If a team is not able to use its arena because of a nearby coronavirus outbreak, the NBA could move the game to the opponent's home - if it's in an unaffected area - or to a neutral site that has not suffered an outbreak, Wojnarowski reports.
The NBA's Board of Governors and the commissioner's office will discuss the topic Wednesday during a conference call that is intended to weigh potential scenarios regarding the coronavirus. Two additional calls involving team presidents and general managers are scheduled for Thursday.
Playing games in arenas without fans and even suspending league operations entirely will also be considered, but according to Wojnarowski, those options are complicated due to a lack of understanding about how widespread the virus could become.
Teams have already begun to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus, with the Warriors deciding to continue with games at Chase Center despite pleas from San Francisco officials to cancel.