Also of note (from story above):
New mental health designation on injury report
In what would be an unprecedented and progressive change for American pro sports, the NBA and NBPA are discussing measures to allow players to cite mental health issues as an ailment similar to physical injury, per sources with knowledge of the talks. Similar to when players treat external injuries, this new addition would give players the ability to treat their mental health concerns with the same gravity, allowing for things such as the seeking of second opinions and psychiatrist visits.
Chicago Bulls All-Star DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love have been at the forefront of shedding light on mental health battles and bringing awareness and acceptance to the issues in recent years.
Last season, Brooklyn Nets three-time All-Star Ben Simmons missed the entire campaign partly because of revealing to his then-organization, the Philadelphia 76ers, that he was not mentally able to play. His admission came after requesting a trade in the summer of 2021.