The NBA plans to open their practice facilities to players in cities and states where local governments have eased stay-at-home orders, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday evening. Teams will be allowed to bring players in to work out at facilities, but these will only be individual workouts. Teams won’t be allowed to have larger groups practice at the same time, per Woj.
Sources: Teams will be allowed to make facilities open to players on a voluntary basis for individual work, but larger group workouts will still be prohibited. In NBA markets that aren't loosening restrictions, league plans to work w/ teams on other arrangements for players. https://t.co/yZSKsXedW1— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2020
Woj specifically cites Georgia as one of the states that is moving toward opening businesses, including gyms. This would allow the Atlanta Hawks to open their practice facility to give players the chance to get back into game shape. This doesn’t mean a return to the regular season is imminent, Woj adds.