New developments could lead to basketball before we know it
Two developments by The Athletic and ESPN suggest progress towards NBA resumption is improving rapidly. This comes just days after the Thunder allowed voluntary practices at the facility.
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“NBA teams are expecting the league office will issue guidelines around June 1 that will allow franchises to start recalling players who’ve left their markets as a first step toward a formal ramp-up for the season’s resumption, sources tell ESPN.
Teams expect a similar timeline on the league allowing them to expand group workouts that are already underway with in-market players, sources said.
The NBA is discussing a step-by-step plan for a resumption of the 2019-20 season that includes an initial two-week recall of players into team marketplaces for a period of quarantine, one to two weeks of individual workouts at team facilities and a two- to three-week formal training camp, sources told ESPN.”
A small yet important step. Bringing players back to their physical market will make team practicing resumptions more streamlined. Simply removing one barrier will do wonders.
More news from Woj and others will surely emerge in the next few days and I, for one, cannot be more excited.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Don't forget to subsribe on Youtube! Our Podcast is on iTunes and on Stitcher. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!