NBA: Teams may open practice facilities where possible starting May 8
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NBA teams may now re-open practice facilities in places where there aren’t coronavirus-related restrictions anymore.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, players workouts may be supervised by up to 6 trainers in the facilities.
Sources: NBA has informed its 30 teams that practice facilities can open May 8 if market is no longer subject to restrictions. Update: Total of six assistant coaches/player development personnel now able to supervise individual's workout; no more than four at one time.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 7, 2020
The NBA has explored re-opening such facilities since last month as the league tries to draw closer to lifting its season suspension.
The league was suspended last March when Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.
A couple other players like Marcus Smart and Donovan Mitchell also contracted the virus but have recovered well since.
With various league events being pushed back, the NBA is targeting a December start to its next season, which could also include a Christmas Day regular season opener.
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