NBA practice update: Tracking which NBA teams have returned to practice during Covid-19 pandemic


The NBA has had practices open since to voluntary workouts since May 8. Not all teams have re-opened practice facilities but there’s expected to be 22 or so teams practicing by next week. We’ve already got a handful of teams who have said facilities will open soon or are already open. With strict protocol in place and testing happening often at facilities, the NBA is making sure everyone is safe before basketball returns. Here we’ll be tracking each team who has opened up voluntary workouts to players.

Which NBA teams have open practice facilities?

Houston Rockets, May 18 — It was announced by GM Daryl Morey on Saturday that the Rockets will re-open facilities on Monday.

Los Angeles Lakers, May 16The Lakers re-opened things on Saturday and had several players back at practice, though those names weren’t reported.

Orlando Magic, May 14 The Magic opened up facilities at Amway Center and the players describe it as strange.

Miami Heat, May 13 The Heat had 12 players in for voluntary workouts last week and used social distancing of course.

Boston Celtics, TBD — Celtics president Danny Ainge announced on May 15 that the team will look to re-open practice this week (May 18-24).

Atlanta Hawks, May 11The Hawks re-opened facilities early last week.

Toronto Raptors, May 8 — The Raptors were among the first teams to re-open practice facilities.

Denver Nuggets, May 8 — The Nuggets had initially decided not to re-open, but then Will Barton posted on social media that he has been at the facility getting workouts in last week.

Cleveland Cavaliers, May 8 — The Cavaliers were one of the first teams to open up facilities to players for workouts.

Portland Trail Blazers, May 8 — The Trail Blazers were also in the same boat as the Cavaliers, though there was some backlash from G CJ McCollum after the announcement.

Utah Jazz, May 8 — The Jazz opened up practice for workouts and George Niang was among the players to participate so far.