Houston Rockets star James Harden must have six consecutive negative COVID-19 tests before the NBA will clear him to practice with the team, a league source told ESPN.
Thus, below, we have the Forecaster, which provides a scheduling and matchup tool to help you make better-informed lineup decisions for the upcoming week.
Sacramento Kings Face Masks
"Obviously, every game matters, but we're competing for something that's high. We don't ever want to shortchange our stuff. For me personally, that's a fine line with me, but understanding that it's a shortened season. I think it's 71 days that the offseason is going to be, the shortest [offseason] for any professional sport ever.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced that the capacity in FedExForum "is expected to be roughly 20%," based on socially distanced seating configurations, to start the season. The Utah Jazz announced a plan to have a reduced seating capacity of 1,500 in the lower bowl only and limited seating on the suite level. The Atlanta Hawks plan to have friends and family in the stands in the first weeks of the season and 10% capacity for their Martin Luther King Jr. Day game, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Several other teams are in the process of determining what their seating capacity will be to begin the season.
Orlando Magic Face Masks
In weekly transaction leagues, the schedule is one of the most important factors in determining how to fill out your fantasy basketball lineups. All fantasy teams have a hierarchy of player calibers, with a set of "best players" surrounded by a cast of lesser but still productive players from which to draw your weekly starting lineup.
Washington Wizards Face Masks
Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo gave his mom the birthday present of a lifetime on Sunday. After years of struggling while living together in a single-wide trailer, Adebayo bought his mom, Marilyn Blount, a home she can call her own.
"In the present circumstances, bringing thousands of individuals (and households) together -- many of whom would travel and return from other counties -- creates too much risk of widespread transmission in transit and while visiting San Francisco," the department of public health said in a letter to the Warriors, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Antonio Spurs Face Masks