The NBA is targeting Friday as the day teams may reopen their practice facilities to a limited number of players at a time. However just a few teams – the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets – plan to make their facility available on that day.
The Houston Rockets had planned to open Friday, but Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back the opening of gyms until May 18 so the Rockets will follow those guidelines. The Atlanta Hawks plan to open sometime next week, but more teams remain at least a week away from reopening.
In a memo the NBA informed teams they could reopen where stay-at-home orders have been eased. In a previous memo, the NBA provided a detailed and extensive 14-page to-do list to ensure safe and clean environments for players. Also, no more than four players at a time can use the practice facility for workouts.