The Mavericks and all other NBA teams will have no organized activities until Monday, according to a directive by the NBA issued to all teams on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Mavericks, the league sent a memo that instructed teams to cease team activities through Monday.
The action was taken to ensure the health of players, coaches, staff, fans and media.
The league has suspended games indefinitely because of the threat posed by COVID-19, the coronavirus.
In addition, NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a letter to fans that said, in part:
“This hiatus will last at least 30 days and we intend to resume the season, if and when it becomes safe for all concerned.”
The letter went on to day that this is an evolving crisis that will be closely monitored by the league.
It also stated: “In the meantime, we will continue to coordinate with infectious disease and public health experts along with government officials to determine safe protocols for resuming our games. As we develop the appropriate course for future NBA games and events, we will keep you informed of any changes as soon as they happen. Tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled. If games are not played or played in an empty arena, teams will work with fans on a credit for a future game or a refund.”
The Mavericks played the final game on Wednesday night before the suspension of play was announced.
The teams will be allowed to resume practices and other necessary drills and rehabilitations at some point. But it won’t be before Monday.