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Report: NBA to issue guidelines around June 1 to allow players to return to markets

Report: NBA to issue guidelines around June 1 to allow players to return to markets

The NBA is expected to release guidelines near June 1 for how its teams can recall out-of-market players to return, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

This move would be the "first step toward a formal ramp-up for the season’s resumption," according to Wojnarowski. 

This further suggests the NBA will attempt to restart the 2019-20 season amid coronavirus concerns. More reports indicate that Orlando's Disney World resort is a likely destination for a centralized return. The NBA has not formally addressed a central location or a timeline to come back. 

While this is a positive sign that there may be basketball on the horizon, there will still be complications. Washington D.C.'s stay at home order remains in effect until June 8. 

In early May the NBA allowed players to return to their team's facilities for individual workouts as long as they complied with local authorities' regulations. Over two-thirds of the teams in the league have reopened. The Washington Wizards are one team that has not been given permission to practice within the District.

Many other professional leagues are in the process of either returning to competition or outlining a timeframe for how to come back. The NBA has been relatively conservative compared to its peers on announcing a formal plan. This gives the league some sort of schedule to proceed forward.

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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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