Report: NBPA expects players will receive salaries during suspended season


Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul reacts after the team's win in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (Eric Christian Smith/AP)

The National Basketball Players Association has reportedly told player agents in a memo that they “fully expect that players will continue to receive salary on their designated paydays” during the NBA’s suspended season, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.

The NBPA has not had further talks on adding potential adjustments and they do not expect to have these discussions until further scheduling decisions have been made, Charania reported.

Earlier Saturday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, reported on a memo sent to players, where the NBPA “spelled out terms on a doomsday provision included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that could free owners from paying players a percentage of their salaries should the rest of the season be lost.”

Players would lose 1/92.6 of their salary for every game missed as a result of a force majeure event, according to Wojnarowski.

NHL players have been told they will receive their remaining three paycheques for the 2019-20 season, Sportsnet‘s Chris Johnston reported Friday.

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