NBA Teams reopen practice facility for voluntary, individual player workouts

This week, the Memphis Grizzlies joined the Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers among the NBA teams who have reopened their practice facility to voluntary, individual player workouts, following protocols of both the NBA and local health officials, per a team source. The source declined to divulge which players have used the facility. – via Chris Herrington @ Daily Memphian

Recently, with the province of Ontario beginning to reopen for business in stages, there has been speculation that sports could return soon, albeit in empty stadia. But Mayor John Tory suggests even that might be asking too much right now. “I would just say to people, don’t hold your hopes out that you’re going to see professional sports played in Toronto, even in front of an empty stadium, before sometime into the fall,” the mayor told Sportsnet’s Writers Bloc on Friday, May 15. – via Tom Nightingale @Narcity

John Tory: “On the basketball front, there really hasn’t been any sort of specific discussion with us about how you would play games in front of no fans and make sure you complied with public health.” – via Tom Nightingale @Narcity 

Ohm Youngmisuk: The Clippers will not re-open their facility on Saturday. Beyond that remains to be seen. – via Twitter NotoriousOHM 

Ramona Shelburne: After working with city, county, and state officials the Lakers are planning to re-open their practice facility tomorrow for voluntary, socially distanced workouts in accordance with NBA protocols, sources told ESPN. – via Twitter ramonashelburne

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