ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the NBA is opening facilities on a voluntary basis in states that have eased their stay-at-home restrictions:
Sources: Teams will be allowed to make facilities open to players on a voluntary basis for individual work, but larger group workouts will still be prohibited. In NBA markets that aren't loosening restrictions, league plans to work w/ teams on other arrangements for players. https://t.co/yZSKsXedW1— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2020
Georgia, Texas, and Florida, among several other states, have orders expiring within the next week. Should no further extension of the order occur, it’s possible that the Hawks, Heat, Magic, Spurs, Rockets, and Mavericks could have facilities available to them.
Woj cautions that this doesn’t mean that the season is necessarily any closer to return, however:
NBA's decision on opening practice facilities to players in markets where governments may be loosening stay-at-home orders doesn't mean a resumption of season is imminent. The NBA is still unsure on if/when it can play again. But getting players safely into gyms was a priority.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2020
Finally Woj is reporting that several players have asked their teams about heading down to Atlanta to workout, but teams have been resistant to that idea:
As Georgia moves toward opening certain businesses -- including gymasiums -- some players were asking their teams if they should consider traveling there to find a way to play. Organizations wants players in safe/clean team environments, not a fitness center in suburban Atlanta.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2020