The Trail Blazers' practice facility will once again be open to players Friday -- the first time they will be allowed there since the NBA directed all teams' practice areas closed to players in mid-March.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had originally said teams could resume limited player workouts on May 1, but that was pushed back a week. Doors will open again Friday under several restrictions previously announced:
Individual workouts only. No actual practices.
No more than four players at the facility at one time. And not more than one player per basket.
Players must wear face masks at all times, except when engaged in physical activity.
Staffers working with players must wear gloves.
Physical distancing of at least 12 feet.
Each team must assign one senior executive to the position of "Facility Hygiene Officer."
This will allow players to resume basketball activities -- shooting and ballhandling drills -- and get into their weight room and other facility amenities. It is not considered a sign that the league is any closer to resuming play.
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