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NBA Conference Call Friday as League Gets Closer to Making Return Decision

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
May/07/2020

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are scheduled to host a conference call for all players Friday to field and address such concerns, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. 

Most teams are in the process of re-opening their practice facilities while implementing social distancing protocol.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban questioned the wisdom of the NBA's return.

Cuban, speaking to ESPN Radio's Freddie & Fitzsimmons, framed the issues in terms of who players, coaches and trainers trust with their lives. 

"Seriously. If you're a player, who do you trust with your life?" Cuban said. "If you're a coach or a trainer or, anybody for that matter, that's essential personnel for getting something back together, do you trust the hotel that we're going to stay at to keep everything safe -- the technology they're using, the protocols they're using? 

"Who do you trust with your life?" Cuban repeated. "That's a big question to ask somebody, but we all make decisions like that every day. Do you stay in? Do you go out? What do you do? Where do you go for your groceries? All these things, how do you do it?" 

Oddsmakers continue to offer futures on which team will win the NBA Championship.

Championship 

Odds to Win the NBA Championship 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22214 

Los Angeles Lakers  

 

+210 

 

 

22217 

Milwaukee Bucks  

 

+275 

 

 

22213 

Los Angeles Clippers  

 

+300 

 

 

22202 

Boston Celtics  

 

+1200 

 

 

22211 

Houston Rockets  

 

+2000 

 

 

22208 

Denver Nuggets  

 

+2500 

 

 

22228 

Toronto Raptors  

 

+2500 

 

 

22229 

Utah Jazz  

 

+3000 

 

 

22223 

Philadelphia 76ers  

 

+3300 

 

 

22216 

Miami Heat  

 

+4000 

 

 

22207 

Dallas Mavericks  

 

+5000 

 

 

22203 

Brooklyn Nets  

 

+7500 

 

 

22212 

Indiana Pacers  

 

+7500 

 

 

22221 

Oklahoma City Thunder  

 

+10000 

 

 

22219 

New Orleans Pelicans  

 

+15000 

 

 

22215 

Memphis Grizzlies  

 

+25000 

 

 

22225 

Portland Trail Blazers  

 

+25000 

 

 

22222 

Orlando Magic  

 

+50000 

 

 

22227 

San Antonio Spurs  

 

+50000 

 

 

22224 

Phoenix Suns  

 

+100000 

 

 

22226 

Sacramento Kings  

 

+100000 

 

 

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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