The NBA is opening that door, it told teams in a memo sent out Friday. However, there are a series of coronavirus protocols teams will have to follow. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 30, 2020
NBA players must be tested every day for the coronavirus and return a negative test each time to be allowed to participate in offseason workouts at team facilities, according to a memo shared with teams today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 30, 2020
Early on, teams could have players in for one-on-zero workouts, which can only help a player improve so much. Teams in the bubble restart in Orlando had full practices, and the eight teams outside the bubble were able to host training camp-style sessions for a couple of weeks, but for the most part players have not been getting in workouts at team facilities. Teams need players in and working out soon if camps are going to open Dec. 1 for a Dec. 22 tip-off to the season.
If that’s when the season starts.