The NBPA has seemingly rebuffed Adrian Wojnarowski's report that it is polling NBA players on if they want to play basketball again this season:

Wojnarowski's report said regional representatives of the National Basketball Players Association have started to text NBA players with a “yes or no” question: “Do you want to try and play again this season?”

Woj also reported the union guaranteed the answers would be kept confidential. This polling method seemed like a way to help the NBA get a sense of where players are at with the coronavirus pandemic.

One thing to note, though, is that Woj referred to it as “informal” polling, while this statement to Shams says there has been no “formal poll.”

While other sporting leagues around the world have planned to restart soon, those leagues have received pushback from players who feel they’re at risk moving forward. That is likely going to be the case with NBA players.

The NBA was forced to suspend the season in March after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. NBA owners are hopeful of resuming the season in the summer, finishing it in September and then starting the 2020-21 campaign on Christmas Day 2020.

The 2011-12 lockout season began on Christmas Day. All of this, though, is contingent on the coronavirus pandemic and if the virus dies down.

Before games were suspended by the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the NBA while the Los Angeles Lakers were atop the Western Conference standings.