Monday, closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin — the Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd last year — are expected to begin. After that, the case will go to the jury for a verdict.

When that verdict comes down, the NBA wants its teams to be ready for the impacts — including the potential postponement of games — and has told the franchise as much, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The looming specter of possible protests, civil unrest and team reactions in the aftermath of a verdict has the league office preparing for the prospect that a night or two of league games could be postponed this week, sources said.