NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not in a position to make any decisions on the remainder of the 2019-20 season because there is still too much uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA has been suspended since March 11 because of the COVID-19 crisis, which has killed at least 154,100 people worldwide and about 37,100 in the U.S. The league made the decision after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. MORE: NBA, NBAPA agree on salary cuts that will begin in MayThe league remains committed to resuming its campaign, Silver told reporters, but there still is no timetable for a possible restart.”Based on the reports that we got from varied outside officials, current public health officials . . . we are not in a position to make any decisions,” Silver said in a conference call Friday. “And it’s unclear when we will be.”Silver added: “There is a lot of data that all has to be melded together to help make these decisions. That is part of the uncertainty. We are not even at the point where we can say if only A, B and C were met, then there is a clear path. I think there is still too much uncertainty at this point to say precisely how we move forward.”I’ll add that the underlying principle remains the health and well-being of NBA players and everyone involved. We begin with that as paramount.”MORE: Sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19The NBA is reportedly exploring the possibility of holding the entire postseason in Las Vegas. There has been talk the league could head straight into the playoffs if the campaign resumes.”We are looking at all those things right now,” Silver said. “I’d say that in terms of bubble-like concepts, many of them have been proposed to us and we’ve only listened.”We are not seriously engaged yet in that type of environment because I can’t answer what precisely would we need to see in order to feel that that environment provided the needed health and safety for our players and everyone involved. GREER: Projecting a hypothetical playoff bracket”I know it’s frustrating, it is for me and everyone involved that I am not in position to be able to answer the question. … There is still enormous uncertainty around the virus as well. Now, there is a lot that is changing quickly and we may be in a very different position some number of weeks from now.”But it is why I initially announced at the beginning of April that I felt with confidence we would not be able to make any decisions in the month of April. I should clarify that I didn’t mean to suggest that on May 1 I would be in a position.”
Shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, Washington State Patrol responded to a three-car crash on northbound state Highway 503 at Little Kalama River Road in Woodland that sent five people to the hospital.Logan Schoonover, 18, of Woodland was stopped southbound on 503 waiting to turn left onto Little Kalama, and was rear-ended by Richard Moore, 70, or Tualatin, Ore. Schoonover’s car traveled into the northbound lane, where it was hit by Roger Opp, 61, of Spokane.Opp’s car rolled over and came to rest in a ditch.The cause of the accident, according to a report from the state patrol, was following too close.Schoonover and Opp were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, along with Sandra Opp, 56, and Corey Opp, 38, who were both riding in Opp’s car. Moore was transported to an unknown hospital, according to the report.