May 6, 2020

NBA all-player call set for Friday, sources say

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts will host a call for all players on Friday, sources told ESPN.

That’s the same day the league has permitted teams to re-open practice facilities for voluntary, social-distanced workout in areas where that has been permitted by local public health officials, in accordance with the detailed safety protocols that the NBA shared with teams from guidance from public health officials, the CDC and infectious disease specialists.

Three teams — the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers — have told ESPN they plan to reopen Friday. The Houston Rockets plan to be open as soon as allowed but do not anticipate many players to be working out at the facility until May 18, while several other teams said they hope to open next week.

The call with Silver and Roberts is intended to be an open forum for players to address any concerns or ask any questions they have, sources said.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.

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