Los Angeles Sparks energy ahead Candace Parker is optimistic that we are going to see a 2020 WNBA season.
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert has refused to set a possible begin date for the 2020 season and stated the league is continuous to work on various situations for a restart.
“We’re not going to do something with out considering that we now have the boldness that for our gamers and our workers have the proper well being and security protocols as suggested by medical specialists in addition to public well being specialists,” she informed Excessive Put up Hoops.
On an version of NBA TV’s Gametime, host Casey Stern requested Parker for her ideas on the present postponement of the WNBA season and her hopes for when play could resume.
“It modifications week to week, truthfully, however I’m optimistic that there’s going to be a season,” she stated. “I’ve stated from the beginning the WNBA is in a novel state of affairs. We don’t (use) constitution (flights). So a single web site nearly needs to be the best way to go. I do not know many groups that need to fly via numerous airports every day. We’re a 12-team league so, by way of numbers, I feel (a single-site answer) would work out.
“I do like the very fact (the WNBA) hasn’t come out and set a selected date. I feel (the state of affairs) goes to alter week by week. However I’m optimistic we’re going to get one thing labored out that works for everyone.”
Parker stated that participant security and wellbeing should be totally mentioned earlier than any restart plan is put in place.
“There’s a lot that’s unknown and the WNBA and NBA have performed a improbable job of addressing that and understanding that, week by week, issues may change. There quite a lot of different components (to additionally take into account): well being and security, psychological well being, aggressive benefit,” she stated.
“Take into consideration coming off of quarantine and asking gamers, coaches and organisations to return into quarantine for an extra three or 4 months (as a way to have a season).
“The WNBA differs from the NBA in that we’re not in mid-season. We’ve not tipped but. The NBA is making an attempt to stability when to go, what number of video games to play earlier than playoffs whereas the WNBA has a clear slate. All people has the identical benefits (and downsides). There aren’t any observe services open. That is the place we’re at proper now.”
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