Oklahoma City Thunder star Chris Paul said players need more than two weeks to prepare to play NBA games amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA has been suspended since March 11 due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has killed at least 184,100 people worldwide.
It remains to be seen when, and if, the 2019-20 season will resume as the United States struggles to contain the outbreak following more than 848,700 confirmed cases and over 47,600 deaths in the country.
While the NBA remains committed to resuming the campaign, commissioner Adam Silver said there is still no timetable for a possible restart.
On the situation, 10-time All-Star Paul told reporters via a conference call on Wednesday: "I'm just letting you know – and I don't think the league would do it anyway – but if they were like, 'Hey, you got two weeks, and then we're going,' that's not going to happen.
"That's not going to happen. Whatever the amount of time is, just know that players will have the input, the say-so, because we're the ones playing. That comes first. We don't ever want to put guys in a situation where their injury risk is higher than ever before."
For our families and those around us. We all need to hear from each other right now, so call and check on your friends and close associates. Showing compassion and concern is something we can all do. Huge thanks to all of the medical professionals and businesses working to serve others. We can get through this and come out stronger, but we have to work together. #FlattenTheCurve #NBATogether
Paul, 34, added: "I get what we're dealing with right now, a lot of hypotheticals, but I don't know.
"This is the thing with having 450 players in the league and being in a situation like this, where some guys have access to weight rooms, some guys don't.
"Some guys have access to facilities where they can train or do this or can run. That's why, whatever happens – and I say this, and I mean this – we always go back to the players."
"We just want to play," Paul continued. "We're trying to figure out what that looks like. Right now, I'm just focused on playing, playing in some form or fashion.
"This is a situation where no one knows. The virus is actually in complete control. I seriously tried to answer things the best I could, but there are things where it's not like I've got the answers and I'm just not telling you."
|Coronavirus: Russell Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19|
|Lakers´ Rondo out for up to eight weeks with thumb fracture|
|Lakers´ Davis to wear own name on jersey|
|Kawhi Leonard ´healthy´ and now at Disney World, confirms Rivers|
|LeBron James won´t wear social justice message on jersey|
|Nets sign veteran forward Beasley|
|Coronavirus: Kawhi Leonard´s arrival at Disney World delayed – reports|
|Spurs´ Patty Mills donating entire salary from restart to BLM organisations|
|Coronavirus: Magic player tests positive, Fultz delayed entering NBA bubble|
|Embiid: I can carry Philadelphia 76ers|
|Coronavirus: Silver concerned about COVID-19 cases penetrating NBA bubble in Orlando|
|Coronavirus: Dinwiddie done for season after second positive test|
|Beal ruled out for Wizards ahead of NBA restart|
|Dwight Howard confirms he will play when NBA season resumes|
|Coronavirus: NBA releases scrimmage schedule before season restart|
|Coronavirus: Raptors ready to defend NBA title – Ibaka|
|Pacers´ Oladipo opts out of NBA restart|
|Celtics´ Hayward will leave Orlando in September for child´s birth|
|Coronavirus: Spurs´ DeRozan unhappy with NBA bubble rules|
|Coronavirus: Lakers´ chances of NBA success higher after break – Davis|
|Mitchell speaks about relationship with Jazz team-mate Gobert|
|Coronavirus: Nine more NBA players test positive|
|Coronavirus: No one has worked harder than Embiid – Brown hails 76ers star|
|Coronavirus: Giannis says 2020 NBA title will be ´toughest championship you could ever win´|
|Coronavirus: Nuggets expect to have All-Star Jokic for NBA restart|
|Coronavirus: Orlando bubble a ´mental test´ for Lakers – Pelinka|
|Coronavirus: Silver says COVID-19 spread may stop NBA|
|Coronavirus: Nets´ Jordan tests positive for COVID-19, won´t play in Orlando|
|Coronavirus: Nets PG Dinwiddie tests positive for COVID-19, may sit out restart|
|Coronavirus: Nets´ Chandler opts out of NBA season restart in Orlando|
|Coronavirus: NBA releases schedule for season restart in Orlando|
|Coronavirus: NBA, players finalise terms for restart|
|Coronavirus: NBA tests reveal 16 players have COVID-19|
|Vince Carter retires: An incredible 22-year NBA career in numbers|
|Vince Carter officially announces retirement after 22-year NBA career|
|Coronavirus: Kings´ Jabari Parker tests positive for COVID-19|
|Coronavirus: Pacers guard Brogdon tests positive for COVID-19|
|Lakers´ Avery Bradley to opt out of restart for family concerns|
|Coronavirus: Raptors fly out to Florida for planned NBA restart|
|Nice follow through, buddy! LeBron James impressed by Novak Djokovic´s basketball skills|
|Mavericks owner Cuban hopes NBA players are allowed to kneel during anthem|
|Pistons hire Thunder executive Weaver as GM|
|LaMelo Ball fails in bid to buy NBL side Illawarra Hawks|
|Coronavirus: Damian Lillard says NBA return ´a risk that I’m willing to take´|
|Coronavirus: Planned NBA restart ´may not be for everyone´, says Silver|
|On this day in sport: Pistons stun Lakers for NBA glory, Jack Nicklaus makes history|
|Dwight Howard hasn´t made decision on playing – agent|
|Lakers´ Dwight Howard would give up NBA Championship for ´unity of my people´|
|Michael Jordan and the Last Dance Bulls: Stats Perform AI finds modern comparisons|
|Coronavirus: NBA players divided concerning risk of restart|
|Bucks´ Hill couldn´t care less about NBA amid fight against racism|
|On this day in sport: Jordan´s first of six, Finals glory for Lakers and Warriors|
|Coronavirus: Rockets GM ´won´t stand´ for keeping D´Antoni off sidelines|
|Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman dies at 96|
|Coronavirus: Hawks star Young ´mad´ about NBA´s 22-team restart|
|Coronavirus: Warriors´ Kerr wants minicamp for NBA teams absent from Disney World|
|Coronavirus: NBA could condense 2020-21 season – Hawks GM|
|Gasol attracted by final season with Lakers or Barcelona|
|On this day in sport: Career Grand Slam for Sharapova, Abdul-Jabbar makes NBA Finals history|
|Spurs´ Aldridge has shoulder surgery, will miss rest of NBA season|
|On this day in sport: Federer equals Sampras´ record, Jordan´s Bulls silence Jazz|
|Heat coach Spoelstra: We can´t stand for systemic racism and social injustice anymore|
|Coronavirus: Spoelstra´s Miami Heat ´extremely motivated´ ahead of NBA return|
|Gregg Popovich on racism: The United States ´is in trouble´|
|Bulls to take patient approach with coach Boylen|
|Zach LaVine: It ´sucks´ that NBA season is over for Chicago Bulls|
|Nets´ Durant says he will not play if NBA season resumes|
|Jordan Brand and Michael Jordan donate $100M to racial equality|
|Farewell, Vince Carter? An incredible 22-year NBA career in numbers|
|Coronavirus: NBA G League cancels remainder of season|