“It’s an unfortunate situation for the game, it’s an unfortunate situation across the league,” Pierce said of the postponement. “I think for us, more than anything, it’s just making sure the guys can get on the court and get some work in. This whole season, the court time is limited. So we can’t afford to lose court time just because a game has been postponed, because that just sets us back even further.”
In situations like this, the league’s medical staff uses interviews and Kinexon sensor technology to do contact tracing.
“Being comfortable in an uncomfortable setting was the goal from Day 1, I think that was my phrase I used,” Pierce said of how COVID-19 has changed the NBA season. “When we first started, we have to be comfortable in an uncomfortable year and setting. This is all a part of it. Nothing will be new to us, I don’t think. I think it may be an adjustment, but I think we’re expecting everything that is going to come our way and has come our way. We just have to find ways to be comfortable in an uncomfortable setting at all times.”