The NBA is shutting down team training facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The league is encouraging players to remain home as much as possible. Players are allowed to travel within the U.S., but are restricted from leaving North America, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Teams had been encourging of idea of shuttering faciltiies for immediate future. As much as franchises wanted players to have an outlet to come get work in, teams and league were uneasy about contact even in that limited environment. This was an inevitable move for a long hiatus.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 19, 2020
ESPN’s Tim Bontemps adds that players are prohibited from working out at any kind of public fitness center, facility or gym:
Not only are practice facilities closed to players beginning tomorrow, per today's memo, but they remain prohibited from using public health clubs, fitness centers, gyms, college facilities, or the like. In effect: the NBA's players can't work out anywhere.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 19, 2020
Discussions about the future of the 2019-20 season continue to take place with the NBA’s board of governors.