NBA G League cancels remainder of 2019-20 season

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Former California player and current NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim talks to reporters before an NCAA college basketball game between California and Colorado, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 in Berkeley, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron / AP)

The NBA G League has cancelled the rest of its 2019-20 season, president Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced Thursday.

“While cancelling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” Abdur-Rahim said in a statement.

“I extend my sincere gratitude to NBA G League players and coaches for giving their all to their teams and fans this season. And to our fans, I thank you and look forward to resuming play for the 2020-21 season.”

The feeder league suspended its campaign on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Players were reportedly compensated for the 11 days left in the season and their health benefits were extended, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1268658969867882498

Thursday’s news comes on the tails of the announcement that the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting its season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.

The G League said it will announce end-of-season award winners in the coming weeks.

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