NBA Reportedly Will Shut Down All Practice Facilities


While the NBA suspended its season last week, players still had access to practice facilities as teams wanted players to have an outlet to continue to get the proper work in to stay in shape.

However, that is about to change.

All 30 NBA teams are expected to close down their practice facilities by Friday, per multiple reports. In addition to not being able to use team facilities, players are also prohibited from working out at any non-team practice training facility, which was outlined in a memo sent out by the league on Sunday.

Essentially, players are now limited to working out in their personal gym.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA prefers players stay within their home market but will allow players to travel out of market within North America.

These latest decisions from the NBA come after seven players have tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, including four members of the Brooklyn Nets.

On Thursday, the Denver Nuggets announced a positive test within their organization, but did not specify whether or not it was a player.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the suspended season, among other topics, in an interview with Rachel Nichols on ESPN Wednesday night but could not give an estimate on when he expects the season to return.

Silver did float the idea of a possible one-off charity game to give the fans some sort of entertainment as the country tries to get through this global pandemic.

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