For the first time since the NBA shut down on March 11th, which feels like an eternity ago, the Sacramento Kings reopened their practice facilities as they previously announced their intentions to in a formal statement.
Some of the policies and procedures in place for when players returned to the facility included:
- No more than four players will be permitted into the facility at any one time
- No group activity will occur, including scrimmages
- Staff and players are required to always wear a facemask except players when involved in physical activity
- Temperatures of anyone entering the facility will be recorded for additional safety
- 30-minute sanitizing breaks
James Ham of NBC Sports reported yesterday that a handful of Kings players made it out to the practice facility on Monday for voluntary workouts in a tweet.
A handful of Kings players made it out to the practice facility on Monday for voluntary workouts. Everything “went smoothly” under new guidelines according to league source. pic.twitter.com/PbVEeW71MF
— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) May 12, 2020
Though it's unclear about the specifics of who those players were and how many exactly to meet the policies in place, the practice went smoothly for everyone involved.
There's still no word on when the NBA season will officially resume (if it even will) but it definitely looks like the players want to be back on the court again.