When will it be time?

Should the NBA season continue? Even Adam Silver does not know

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Bleacher Report had reported that Adam Silver is unsure if the NBA will start May 1st. Silver had shutdown the NBA on March 13th after hearing about Rudy Gobert catching the coronavirus. Ever since that, he has been unsure about the NBA starting at the end of April, May, June, or August.

Would Silver be wrong for starting the NBA in May? Right now, it is hard to say because of the pandemic. Donald Trump just pushed the self-distancing order for another 30 days through April. The NBA was for surely cancelled after six teams caught the virus. In some of these organizations, people in the front office got it. Silver had a tough decision to make because of the virus and death rate that goes up every day in America. Bringing back the NBA in May could be a risk to the fans and players.

Players like Lebron James are backing up Silver on shutting down the NBA because of the coronavirus. Draymond Green on Paul Rivera's podcast, on Sunday, said that the NBA will not come back. Baxter Homles of ESPN wrote about the NBA having blood-testing devices to test players bloods. He got a chance to sit down with many general mangers and discuss the timetable of the NBA starting up again. Everybody wants to be tedious and watch what is going outside of the NBA before resuming play.

Silver knows he must be diligent and wise with his decision to bring the NBA back. He has always been great with his decision making since banning Donald Sterling from the league. Silver wants to weigh all options before bringing players and fans back. He does not want to take a bad rep for putting the players and fans in harms way.

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Houston Astros (33-39, second in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (19-54, fifth in the AL Central)

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PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (5-4, 3.99 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); White Sox: Jonathan Cannon (0-1, 4.56 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Astros -209, White Sox +173; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox host the Houston Astros on Tuesday to start a three-game series.

Chicago has a 12-23 record in home games and a 19-54 record overall. The White Sox have gone 6-14 in games decided by one run.

Houston has a 33-39 record overall and a 14-20 record in road games. Astros hitters have a collective .418 slugging percentage to rank third in the AL.

The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gavin Sheets has 14 doubles, a triple and seven home runs while hitting .233 for the White Sox. Andrew Vaughn is 15-for-43 with a double and four home runs over the past 10 games.

Yordan Alvarez has 16 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs for the Astros. Jose Altuve is 14-for-40 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 4-6, .247 batting average, 3.88 ERA, outscored by three runs

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