Players Allowed to Work Out in NBA Facilities Again

by November 30, 2011

It will soon be business as usual in the NBA, as the players begin the process of putting their union back together, and teams are re-opening their doors to their most visible employees. From the AP: “NBA arenas are about to be unlocked. For the first time since the lockout began on July 1, NBA players are going to be welcomed back to their team facilities, said league spokesman Tim Frank. The league sent a memo to clubs Tuesday announcing the move, plus giving teams permission to begin speaking with agents at 9 a.m. Wednesday — though deals cannot yet be offered, and no contracts can be signed before Dec. 9. Teams may host ‘voluntary player workouts’ and physicals. Training camps will not open until Dec. 9, and the regular season is expected to begin Christmas Day with marquee matchups, including a Miami-Dallas rematch of last season’s NBA finals.”