NBA Teams Must Designate Participation Status Day Before Game

Jul 26, 2020, 4:41 PM | Updated: Apr 26, 2021, 3:08 pm
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Adam Silver attends the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NBA told teams in a memo on Sunday that they must designate a participation status for each player on their roster by 3 p.m. MT on the day before a game.

According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the team must put the participation status in the portal identifying a player injury, illness or the potential of a player resting.

Spears noted that the rule does not apply for the second game of a back-to-back.

The league told teams that they can only use the following participation statuses:

  • Available
  • Probable
  • Questionable
  • Doubtful
  • Out

Teams will no longer be allowed to use the term “day-to-day.”

Stadium and The Athletic NBA Insider Shams Charania reported that the league informed teams of a new box score listing for a player who is out due to coronavirus. It is “NWT (Not With Team)-Self Isolating.”

That code can also apply to a player who is needing to quarantine for a given reason. Charania reported that the NBA told the teams that on Sunday.

The Utah Jazz will play their final scrimmage on Monday at 3:30 p.m. MDT against the Brooklyn Nets on AT&T SportsNet. Then they will begin the NBA restart on Thursday, July 30 at 4:30 p.m. MDT versus the New Orleans Pelicans on TNT and AT&T SportsNet.

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