Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers’ practice facility will once again be open to players Friday -- the first time they will be allowed there since the NBA directed all teams' practice areas closed to players in mid-March.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had originally said teams could resume limited player workouts on May 1, but that was pushed back a week. Doors will open again Friday under several restrictions previously announced:

  • Individual workouts only. No actual practices.

  • No more than four players at the facility at one time. And not more than one player per basket.

  • Players must wear face masks at all times, except when engaged in physical activity.

  • Staffers working with players must wear gloves.

  • Physical distancing of at least 12 feet.

  • Each team must assign one senior executive to the position of “Facility Hygiene Officer.”

This will allow players to resume basketball activities -- shooting and ballhandling drills -- and get into their weight room and other facility amenities. It is not considered a sign that the league is any closer to resuming play.