The first day of NBA training camp is supposed to be accompanied by brimming optimism, a time for players and coaches all taking those first steps toward what they hope is a championship. The first preseason camps of the coronavirus era opened Tuesday, with teams limited for the first few days to individual sessions with one coach and one player at one basket, all of this starting to happen as the pandemic continues raging and more and more Americans are testing positive - including at least three NBA players in recent days. ''I'm very concerned if we can pull this off,'' Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said.
Kevin Durant used to worry about how he would play. Now, 18 months after rupturing his Achilles tendon and finally set to play for the Brooklyn Nets, Durant once again has reason to wonder if he will be one of the league's greatest players. Surgery followed and then shortly after he decided to join the Nets along with friend and fellow superstar Kyrie Irving.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also called to test the waters on a Russell Westbrook trade.