NBA to Reopen Training Grounds Where Lockdowns Are Easing: ESPN

(Bloomberg) -- National Basketball Association plans to reopen some team training facilities from Friday in U.S. states and municipalities that are unwinding lockdown restrictions, ESPN reported.

Players will be able to return to facilities in states such as Georgia for voluntary solo workouts, the report said, citing unidentified officials. Teams still won’t be allowed to hold group workouts or organized activities, ESPN said.

The NBA’s decision is based on the easing of local governmental restrictions and isn’t an indication of when play may resume this season, the officials told ESPN. Commissioner Adam Silver and team owners need more time and clarity before making a decision to resume, the report said.

The NBA’s announcement last month of the suspension of the rest of its season had contributed to a slump in stocks, as it underscored the rapidly increasing seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak in the world’s largest economy.

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