Sports Report: NBA teams now able to hold group practices up to 10 players
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The NBA league office has told teams they can now hold group practices, workouts, and scrimmages at their facilities with up to 10 players, sources tell.
Players must return a negative test before each workout at a team facility,reports.
Operations at practice facilities ceased in mid-March following the league schedule suspension due to the North American outbreak of COVID-19, which impacted several players and team staff directly.
Facilities started reopening in May with restrictions leading up to the season's resumption. Each team was reportedly required to designate a senior executive as its "facility hygiene officer" to ensure adherence to rules regarding the use of personal protective equipment and the number of athletes and staff on-site at a given time.
Additionally, the league permitted the clubs who did not meet the NBA's threshold of success for playoff seeding in Orlando - the so-called "Delete 8" - to hold optional offseason workouts in their home markets in a bubble-like environment from September to early October.
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