NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Gamers Affiliation govt director Michele Roberts will host a name for all gamers on Friday, sources informed ESPN.
That is the identical day the league has permitted groups to re-open follow amenities for voluntary, social-distanced exercise in areas the place that has been permitted by native public well being officers, in accordance with the detailed security protocols that the NBA shared with groups from steerage from public well being officers, the CDC and infectious illness specialists.
Three groups — the Portland Path Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers — have informed ESPN they plan to reopen Friday. The Houston Rockets plan to be open as quickly as allowed however don’t anticipate many gamers to be figuring out on the facility till Could 18, whereas a number of different groups stated they hope to open subsequent week.
The decision with Silver and Roberts is meant to be an open discussion board for gamers to handle any considerations or ask any questions they’ve, sources stated.
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.