NBA tells teams it plans March 7 All-Star Game in Atlanta

The NBA has told its teams it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the NBA told clubs in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. It remains unclear when players would have to report to Atlanta and how testing will work there, or if fans will be part of the game. The league said it expects to agree to terms with the National Basketball Players Association on testing protocols that will apply to all players during the break.