The NBA and NBPA have agreed to set up an extended gambler insurance plan to cover potential end-of-career injuries in Orlando.
In addition to conventional basketball injuries, the plan also includes injuries at the end of his career related to COVID-19, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
A possible group policy would cover players for “several million dollars”.
Some players believe that due to the longer break and restricted access to basketball facilities, they are at higher risk of injury during this break.
A group of young players, including Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox, Kyle Kuzma, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum, were among the players who Expressed interest in an insurance policy for more protection.
All five members of the 2017 NBA draft are entitled to contract extensions this off-season.