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Remainder of NBA G League season canceled

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Due to COVID-19, the Canton Charge’s season is over.

MadAnts v Charge Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Per a statement from G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim, the 2019-20 G League season is over due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” said Abdur-Rahim. “I extend my sincere gratitude to NBA G League players and coaches for giving their all to their teams and fans this season. And to our fans, I thank you and look forward to resuming play for the 2020-21 season.”

The Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G League afilliate, issued their own statement.

“We understand that the decision to cancel the remainder of the NBA G League season was extremely complex and a very difficult one to make,” the statement read. “We will be left to wonder what could have been, as we were on track for one of the most successful seasons in Canton Charge history. We will channel our energy and focus into listening to the needs of our Stark County community and helping impact positive change in any way that we can. We look forward to the opportunity to return to the court and play for Charge Nation again when the 2020-21 NBA G League Season begins.”

When the season stopped in March, the Charge were 29-14 and second in the Eastern Conference behind the Wisconsin Herd. That put them as the third-best team in the entire league record wise behind the Herd and the Salt Lake City Stars. They were also 20-4 at home, the best home record in the entire league.

Notable players from the team included leading scorer Levi Randolph, Cavs two-way players Dean Wade and Matt Mooney and Purdue product Vincent Edwards. Cavs rookie Dylan Windler also played a stint in Canton before his season was shut down due to injury.