NBA G League calls off 2019-20 season

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The National Basketball Association’s developmental G League has called off the remainder of the 2019-20 season in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The NBA G League was originally suspended on March 12, while its regular season was scheduled to conclude on March 28.

“While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” NBA G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim said in a statement. “I extend my sincere gratitude to NBA G League players and coaches for giving their all to their teams and fans this season. And to our fans, I thank you and look forward to resuming play for the 2020-21 season.”

In the coming weeks, the NBA G League will announce end-of-season award winners, including the Most Valuable Player, Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.

Earlier this year, the NBA G League’s professional pathway program secured a significant coup by landing the services of high-school superstars Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd, among others.