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Latest reports on NBA's plan to reopen a reminder of Wizards' unique spot

Latest reports on NBA's plan to reopen a reminder of Wizards' unique spot

Momentum continues to bring the NBA closer to potentially resuming games and lifting out of its months-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to reports on Wednesday, the league sees Disney World in Orlando, FL as a viable location for teams to play, players who left their markets are close to returning and the teams with reopened practice facilities will soon be able to expand their workouts. There has even been talk about setting a timeline with a training camp and then games resuming sometime in July.

The Wizards, though, are on a bit of a delayed timeline. While about half the league has either reopened their facilities or are about to, the Wizards can only wait for the city of Washington, D.C. to relax their stay-at-home order.

The NBA is allowing teams only in states and jurisdictions where social distancing laws have been eased to reopen their buildings. The Wizards' headquarters is located in Washington where Mayor Muriel Bowser currently has a stay-at-home order extended to June 8.

What it means is that the Wizards could be one of the last teams to restart their workouts, barring something unforeseen. The unforeseen would have to be the league or city changing their policies, or the Wizards finding a location outside of the District to practice, like nearby Maryland or Virginia. 

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There, of course, could be some logistical issues in that scenario. They would have to find a place with an environment they could control.

If the league brings everyone to a central location, that would help the Wizards' cause. Safety is the primary concern, of course, but a secondary issue is how teams can prepare for games. The Wizards may have considerably less time than other NBA teams.

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76ers Joel Embiid arrives to Orlando NBA restart bubble in full hazmat suit

76ers Joel Embiid arrives to Orlando NBA restart bubble in full hazmat suit

The Philadelphia 76ers arrived in Orlando for the 2019-20 NBA restart Thursday afternoon and star big-man Joel Embiid quickly made headlines with his bubble attire. 

This get-up needs no intro, take a look for yourself.

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On top of the hazmat suit (which we're not quite sure how he got his hands on one so large) Embiid was decked out with his facemask and gloves as well.

Embiid commented on the Walt Disney World Resort bubble earlier this week during a Zoom press conference when he stated he doesn't believe in the restart plan.

“I’m not a big fan of the idea," Embiid said. "But then again, I’m going to do my job. I’m not going to let the city down. I’m going to represent my city, my family, my teammates - that’s what I’ve always done.” 

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“I know I’m going to do the right things,” Embiid said. "I don’t ever do anything. I only play video games. I’m always home. I don’t do anything. But then again, I don’t trust those other guys to do the same. But like I said, I got to do my job."

Being too careful during this pandemic isn't a thing, so kudos to Embiid for breaking out all the stops. 

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WATCH: Dallas Mavericks throw balcony dance party in Orlando NBA restart bubble

WATCH: Dallas Mavericks throw balcony dance party in Orlando NBA restart bubble

True fans of basketball all know how exciting this season's Dallas Mavericks team is to watch on the hardwood, but after watching this video you'll learn that the fun doesn't stop there.  

The Mavericks arrived to the World Disney Resort in Orlando on July 8 and it seems as though it didn't take them long to get acclimated to the new living arrangements. 

Take a look.

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"48 hours of self-isolation can‘t stop DJ Ice-o and DJ Q from turning up 🎧🎧!" Mavericks center Max Kleber said in the caption.

As you can see, Mavericks centers Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber are hosting a full-on block party from the confines of their quarantined balconies. 

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In the video, you can see other players showing off their dance moves like MVP candidate Luka Doncic, sharpshooter J.J. Barea, and forward Dorian Finney Smith. 

Not sure if the Wizards can top this performance, but we'd all love to see an attempt. 

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