Beginning on May 1, the NBA is going to allow teams to reopen their practice facilities for individual workouts in states and cities where easing stay-at-home orders will allow it.
ESPN has reported that individual workouts will be permitted, but no group workouts or practices can take place.
This is not meant to be an indication that the league is ramping up to begin play again. There have been no indications when or if that will happen, but this allows teams to bring players inside their facilities for workouts, on the court and off, and therapy.
It also addresses the situation in places like Georgia, which has already begun to soften stay-at-home restrictions and gymnasiums will be open. The NBA would rather have its players in its own facilities than in random gyms or health clubs.
At this point, it's not known what the stance of the local government would be toward Trail Blazer players returning to the team's practice facility in Tualatin. Stay-at-home orders are still in place in this state.
Prior to that order, Portland players were getting their work done at the facility in isolation and having their temperatures taken before entering the building.
It would seem that allowing them to return to that regimen, when they've been self-quarantined for weeks, would not be a hazard.
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