There are risks associated with restarting the NBA season amid a global pandemic after four months of inactivity.

Jayson Tatum and others apparently want to be covered for those risks.” data-reactid=”17″ type=”text”>Jayson Tatum and others apparently want to be covered for those risks.

Boston Celtics star has joined Donovan Mitchell, De’Aaron Fox, Kyle Kuzma and Bam Adebayo in seeking NBA-backed insurance policies that would protect against career-threatening injuries when they resume play in Orlando, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday.” data-reactid=”18″ type=”text”>The Boston Celtics star has joined Donovan Mitchell, De’Aaron Fox, Kyle Kuzma and Bam Adebayo in seeking NBA-backed insurance policies that would protect against career-threatening injuries when they resume play in Orlando, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday.

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appears on track to fetch a maximum contract extension, so he’d be leaving hundreds of millions of dollars on the table if he were to suffer a serious injury in the NBA “bubble” this summer.” data-reactid=”20″ type=”text”>Those five players all are eligible for contract extensions after this season as members of the 2017 NBA Draft class. Tatum appears on track to fetch a maximum contract extension, so he’d be leaving hundreds of millions of dollars on the table if he were to suffer a serious injury in the NBA “bubble” this summer.

was spotted working out at Boston’s team facility last week. That said, players haven’t seen game action since March 11 — essentially the equivalent of a full offseason — and won’t have much ramp-up before being thrust back into a playoff-like atmosphere.” data-reactid=”21″ type=”text”>Tatum and his teammates still have time to work off the rust before the projected July 30 restart date, and the 22-year-old was spotted working out at Boston’s team facility last week. That said, players haven’t seen game action since March 11 — essentially the equivalent of a full offseason — and won’t have much ramp-up before being thrust back into a playoff-like atmosphere.

even are considering not traveling to Orlando to play in the 22-team format.” data-reactid=”22″ type=”text”>Many players seemingly share these health concerns, and some even are considering not traveling to Orlando to play in the 22-team format.

Tatum and his fellow young stars had a phone call Friday with the NBA Players Association to discuss a potential insurance policy, per Wojnarowski, who noted an insurance policy for a max-contract player like Tatum could cost the league up to $500,000.

Perhaps that financial peace of mind will ease players’ concerns as they enter an unprecedented situation.

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