A person familiar with the results of poll of NBA players taken by their union said there would be “overwhelming” support for any plan that has this season resuming in a safe way amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy on Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus.
NBA players will be allowed to return to team training facilities starting Friday, provided that their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement still in place as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA suspended its season so abruptly on Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak that a long-term plan was not yet in place for potentially resuming play when it was safe. Now, the details of the plan being formed are beginning to trickle out. NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday revealed that the league's current suspension would last at least 30 days.