The NBA Players Association has come out and refuted an earlier report that they were engaging in a simple “yes” or “no” survey from the league.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday reported that some NBA teams received questions in a group text with a simple question: “Do you want to try and play this season, yes or no?”
Sources: Some teams received the question as part of a group text that included the entire roster. One rep asked a team's players: "Do you want to try and play this season, yes or no?" Another rep worded to a different group: "Do you want the season to start again?" https://t.co/p9XgbVKXOa
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 12, 2020
But apparently, that’s not happening.
The NBAPA later released a statement to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, noting the players are not being polled.
?The NBPA is not engaging in and has not authorized any formal poll of its players,” the statement said, via Charania.
Some practice facilities have begun to reopen in states that have loosened their stay-at-home restrictions, however, there’s hasn’t been a timetable for when (or if) the 2019-20 season will resume.
Polling players, of course, would be a simple way to gauge how many would want games to resume. But for now, it seems we’ll just continue playing the waiting game.