Spokesman: Cavs will open practice facility on Friday

The Cleveland Cavaliers will make their practice facility open to players Friday for voluntary workouts, according to a team spokesman.

The team will do so once the NBA allows facilities to re-open in states where shelter-in-place restrictions have been eased, such as Ohio.

According to Marc Stein, NBA teams were notified Tuesday evening that the league remains intent and on course to let practice facilities open in “jurisdictions in which that is permitted… pending new developments” between now and Friday.

As Stein notes, any NBA practice facility that re-opens for these voluntary workouts must:

  • Limit occupancy to a maximum of four players at any one time.
  • Enforce a one-player-per-basket rule.
  • Prevent head coaches, front-row assistants and front-office staff from participating in workouts.

Multiple teams that would be allowed to open Friday based on the NBA’s latest pronouncements, including the Orlando Magic and Dallas Mevericks, have said they are still gathering information and have yet to establish a firm date to re-open, Stein also noted.

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