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NBA Recommends Fist Bumps, Limited Contact With Fans Due to Coronavirus

The NBA league office has issued a memo regarding recommendations for how to handle the coronavirus, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

The league has advised players to "utilize fist-bumps over high-fives with fans," per Wojnarowski and Lowe. Players are also advised to not touch pens, balls and jerseys presented by fans for autographs.

NBA front offices are also reportedly concerned with the coronavirus' effect on pre-draft combines, workouts and scouting. Efforts by teams to scout international prospects could be greatly effected and "limited in scope," per Wojnarowski and Lowe.

"The health and safety of our employees, teams, players and fans is paramount," the NBA said in a statement on Monday.