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Report: NBA teams expected to start recalling players on June 1

The League is planning on issuing guidelines for players to report for workouts at team facilities.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts toward Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half at Staples Center.  Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA is expected to issue guidelines that will allow them to start recalling players to workout facilities on June 1, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe reported Wednesday afternoon. June 1 will also be the same date teams are allowed to expand their workouts, so this may mean that players will be doing more than just individual workouts.

We had expected the League to make a decision on a return during the June 1-15 time window, so June 1 could be when the NBA makes something official. That’s just speculation however and there’s plenty that needs to get done before basketball is back. We did get reports earlier in the day from The Athletic’s Shams Charania stating that Disney World has emerged as the frontrunner to house the League if/when it returns for the regular season.

The NBA has had teams at practice facilities since May 8, with many teams opting to bring players in for individual workouts on May 18, earlier this week. So with over half the League getting back to practice, we’re on track for all teams to get back to workouts by June 1. That would help the NBA plan a course for how they’ll get players back on the court. Once everything is settled with Disney World and that is figured out, teams are expected to start a “Training Camp 2.0” of sorts, per Marc Stein of The New York Times.