The NBA sent a memo that stated all practice facilities can be reopened by May 8th, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The memo was released and scheduled to have facilities be opened on May 1st but that changed very quickly.
The state of Georgia was one of the first in the United States to loosening stay at home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. Travis Schlenk, the Atlanta Hawks GM said “We are going to wait and see what happens over the next couple of weeks. If there is a positive response, we will slowly reopen. If it is a negative response, we will make sure our players and coaches are healthy.”
NBA documents say that the memo contained information about the amount of players that can be involved during these practices. According to the memo, it states that the facilities are limited to no more than four players at any time and coaches can not participate. Players are also restricted from using fitness centers and other related non-team facilities. The NBA could potentially push the date back further “if developments warrant”.