Player options and (non-rookie-scale) team options must be decided by June 29. Many players’ contracts have guaranteed dates around that time.
But NBA commissioner Adam Silver – whose league has suspended play – is talking about the season extending into July. Really, it’s not yet known when games will resume, though it will be at least 30 days.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
NBA and players union are planning to enter agreement for a moratorium period during league hiatus from coronavirus situation, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. It would freeze all business such as trades, signings, player/team options, 10-days.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 13, 2020
This is a common-sense solution for now. But it’ll require bigger adjustments as time passes.
How long will the hiatus last? When will the season end? How long will next offseason be?
Get answers to these questions, and then handle the forthcoming contractual timing issues.