The Los Angeles Clippers are reopening their practice facility in Playa Vista today for the first time in nearly 2 months.
Players are allowed to have limited and voluntary workouts, as well as taking part in rehabilitation and physical wellness activities.
The Clippers are the latest to reopen their facilities to players as stay-home orders have eased a bit related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Portland Trailblazers and Cleveland Cavs were the first to open up followed by Utah, Orlando, and Miami following their footsteps. The LA Lakers also reopened their facility last Friday.
For those out of the loop, the NBA had allowed for four players max inside the facility at one given time. Each player would be allowed to work with one coach, but it would not be the head or assistant coaches. Even with the restrictions, the workouts are very crucial for the player’s well being both mentally and physically. These guys need to be ready in case the season gets the green light.
The season was suspended on March 11th, due to the pandemic and the Clippers had the second-best record in the Western Conference, behind the Lakers. According to Lawrence Frank, the Clippers president of basketball operations, “very few” players had access to any basketball hoop while staying home. In light of this, the team has been sending players workout equipment in order for them to stay in shape and also taking part in video workouts via video conferencing.