Cavs permitted to resume voluntary workouts Sept. 14

NBA and NBPA agreement reached Tuesday for 8 teams not invited to restart
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova and forward Kevin Love
Mar 8, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (18) and forward Kevin Love (0) celebrate after Love scored during overtime against the San Antonio Spurs at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Photo credit Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers will be permitted to resume workouts on September 14 the NBA and NBPA announced Tuesday evening.

The agreement between the two sides will allow all eight of the teams not invited to participate in the NBA restart in Orlando to hold voluntary workouts in their respective markets.

The workouts will be in two phases.

The first phase runs Sept. 14-20 and allows for individual player workouts, similar to earlier this year when the league was ironing out restart plans. Daily COVID-19 testing will take place for all players and staff planning to participate in group workouts.

Phase two runs Sept. 21-Oct. 6 and may include “group training activities including practices, skill or conditioning sessions and intra-squad scrimmages.” Daily COVID-19 testing will continue, and teams are required to “create its own campus-like environment.” The “campus” is to include the team’s practice facility as well as “private living accommodations for all players and team staff,” who are required to live “on campus” to participate.

In addition to all players under contract, teams will be allowed to invite up to five players not under an NBA contract but an NBA G-league contract with their respective affiliate club during the 2019-20 season.