Hawks Reopen Practice Facility

The Hawks formally reopened their practice facility in Brookhaven’s Executive Park on Monday for individual workouts, according to Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

While many NBA teams play in states where stay-at-home orders are still in effect, that’s not the case for the Hawks — Georgia was one of the first states to lift many of those restrictions. Although the Hawks didn’t immediately reopen their facility when the NBA allowed teams to do so on Friday, they’ve now become one of the first clubs to reopen their building to allow voluntary workouts for players.

The Trail Blazers and Cavaliers reopened their facilities on Friday. Besides Atlanta, the Raptors, Nuggets, and Kings are also expected to reopen their respective buildings today, with a number of restrictions in place.

The NBA informed teams last week that they’ll now be permitted to test asymptomatic players for COVID-19 before they enter their facilities, as long as they’re in areas where testing is readily available to at-risk health care workers and receive written authorization from local health authorities. Having not received that authorization, the Hawks will just perform health and temperature checks on anyone entering their building, as Spencer tweets.

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