Report: NBA extends transactions moratorium indefinitely

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The NBA put a moratorium on transactions nearly a month ago.

Yet, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he has no better idea when his league’s coronavirus-forced stoppage will end. An optimistic guess is June. There’s talk of the season continuing into September.

Amid the uncertainty, the transactions moratorium will continue.

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

This is the only logical way to proceed.

In normal times, player options and (non-rookie-scale) team options must be decided by June 29. Many players’ contracts have guaranteed dates around that time. Those deadlines spark action, including trades.

Everyone ought to know there’s a moratorium on those moves.

Once it becomes clear when play can resume, owners and players will negotiate a new calendar. Until then, everything is paused.