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Report: NBA to allow teams to open facilities for individual workouts

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young

Whippany, NJ - AUGUST 15: Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks during the 2018 Jr. NBA Rookie Clinic on August 15, 2018 at Hoop Heaven in Whippany, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Michael LeBrecht /NBAE via Getty Images)

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More than a month ago, the NBA ordered the closing of team facilities for players and staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But with Georgia lifting some social-distancing restrictions, the NBA will also ease its rules.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Everything that can safely be open should be allowed to be open. That might not be much. Coronavirus remains a major problem.

But it’s important to keep that perspective. People – including NBA players – want to resume normal life. Unnecessary restrictions breed contempt and restlessness. That makes it more difficult to get people to follow the sensible rules.

If players can safely travel to and use a team facility, they should be allowed to do so. That will be at different points in different places.

NBA teams have the resources to keep players separated from each other, frequently disinfect, etc. Especially players who’ve been isolating for at least two weeks should be at minimal risk of carrying coronavirus.