Go on walks, please.
I know it kind of feels like you’ll evaporate if you step outside right now, but that isn’t the case! Being stuck inside all day isn’t the greatest thing for the old noggin, so while it may seem obvious, I just really recommend you get up and walk around the block (while keeping your distance from others, of course)!
Get that fresh air!
- According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, NBA owners and players are on the same page when it comes to the fate of the 2019-20 season. Across the board, people are in favor of finishing what was started (except Tomas Satoransky, of course), no matter how long it takes.
— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) March 23, 2020
- Whether it’s July, August, or even September, the league seems to be leaning toward crowning its next champion. And for all of us, that’s at least somewhat reassuring to hear. I was curious if we would hear of a possible “cut-off date” sometime in the near future when it comes to this season’s possible continuation. For example, if the league didn’t get any sense that they could play games by mid-May, would Commissioner Adam Silver finally call the season? If what Shelbourne is saying is true, then it’s likely going to be a whole lot longer than that before the league is prepared to shut things down. However, the element of the unknown is always at play. Resuming this season is going to be a lot easier said than done, especially over the next few months.
- The league will have to make sure they can book arenas through the summer as well as restructure all of the traditional offseason activities. In addition, the entire 2020-21 season will be impacted depending on how far this one stretches. The logistics to figure out are abundant, but regardless, a continued season is best for all parties involved. The less money they can lose the better, and playing games – with fans or not – should still at least save some money down the road.
- An all-out cancellation would mean a major hit to the salary cap (which is bound to happen either way). We talked more about that mess yesterday, so check it out:
What’s the NBA Going to Do About the Salary Cap?https://t.co/pA0rQexTqL
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) March 23, 2020
- And speaking of money, the 76ers are putting their employees in a horrible place.
Only at-will employees — over $50K a year in salary — are required to accept the Sixers salary reductions. Those under contract are needed to "volunteer" to do it. https://t.co/irBrW1DNpm
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2020
- NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer wrote about Zach LaVine’s ceiling, and I have to think we’re seeing it, right? I suppose he can take one more step forward and make an All-Star team, but I feel like the LaVine we’ve seen this season is pretty close to the type of player we’re going to get in his prime. I could certainly see the circumstances around him changing (i.e. better teammates and coaching staff), which would then make him appear as though he’s a better player. However, an offensive weapon who can score in bunches will probably be who he is moving forward. The narrative around him might change, but I think him as a player will stay pretty much the same.
- Thaddeus Young is a role model! Respect your delivery drivers, folks!
Thank you to our delivery drivers. @Mrs___Young21 getting yall right. Stay safe. We appreciate everything you do. Don't forget to wash and sanitize your hands. #QuarantineChronicles pic.twitter.com/gB3nU2Z1Wr
— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) March 23, 2020
- The Sun-Times is dong some player breakdowns and up next is friend-of-the-program Coby White! Joe Cowley gives a bold prediction that in two years’ time, this will be Coby White’s team. I can’t say I disagree, but I strongly think the potential is there for White and LaVine to create a solid backcourt duo. Of course, this all hinges on the Bulls getting the right coach and front office in the United Center … so let’s all focus on that happening first.
Day 3 of the Bulls player breakdowns, and the bold prediction is it will be Coby White's team in two years, with the rebuild getting a serious rewrite.
— Joe Cowley (@JCowleyHoops) March 24, 2020
- THE RETURN
25 years ago today, Michael Jordan returned to the United Center wearing No. 45. pic.twitter.com/E6hOIouFSk
— Chicago Bulls Archive (@BullsArchive) March 24, 2020
- It’s in my contract that whenever there is a Derrick Rose highlight reel on my social media timeline that I must share.
- Shoutout to Joel Embiid! I love seeing these players step up to help their communities!
76ers star Joel Embiid says he is donating $500,000 to coronavirus relief and helping team workers who are temporarily reducing their salary during pandemic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 24, 2020