The National Basketball Players Association is reaching out to its constituents to conduct an informal survey with a yes or no question to know their position on coming back to play the remainder of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN.
National Basketball Players Association regional representatives started texting NBA players today with a 'yes or no' question it says will be kept confidential: Do you want to try and play again this season? The union's trying to gauge broader sentiment of its 400-plus players.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 12, 2020
The survey will be carried out through the union regional representatives, former NBA players Tim McCormick and Frank Brickowski are among the representative that contacted the players. In addition, they informed the players that their answers would remain confidential within the NBPA.
According to Shams Charania from The Athletic, The NBPA “is not engaging in and has not authorized any formal poll of its players”.
Jared Dudley and Ja Morant have already expressed their desire to play the remainder of the season in their Twitter accounts. Both the Los Angeles Lakers (#1 seed) and the Memphis Grizzlies (#8 seed) were in playoffs position before the season got suspended.
I wanna play ? https://t.co/hYoxWcUUln
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) May 12, 2020
Safety obviously 1st! No where will be as safe as the NBA compound site they determine but, I Don’t think players know the effects of NOT playing does too next year. This is bigger then My team isnt in the playoffs so who cares! No playoffs, no tv money, NEW CBA next year! https://t.co/jFb1dH89E4
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) May 12, 2020