Southeast Notes: Magic, Hawks, Heat, Jones

After initially targeting Tuesday as the date for the potential reopening of their practice facility, the Magic delayed that target date to Wednesday, tweets Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

While there’s a chance that the team hits that target date and opens its facility today, Orlando is still waiting on coronavirus test results for some of its asymptomatic players and staffers, according to Robbins, who tweets that the Magic are in a “holding pattern” for the time being.

Although their plans remain fluid, the Magic appear likely to allow players to conduct individual workouts at their facility soon, something the Hawks did earlier this week.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has questioned the need to reopen his team’s facility, since his players have their own workout equipment and hoops, and the NBA is limiting players to an hour at a time at practice facilities. But Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk sees value in making his team’s facility available to players, as Chris Kirschner of The Athletic writes.

“You can certainly get a lot out of this,” Schlenk said. “You can get individual skill work, form stuff. For us, the focus this week is to really just get the guys back in the building and be able to get out of the house. It’s more the mental side than the physical side of things that we can get out of this. I’ve told the coaches that this isn’t the week to prove you’re the best individual coach in the league. This week is about getting the guys in here, getting their bodies moving.”

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6 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Magic, Hawks, Heat, Jones

    • x%sure

      The article had something to say about Jones, and our friend Treveon Graham. (zero percent)

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    I’m very interested to know what Hawks fans think. Who do you want in draft. Who is who you want. Who will you take if he is gone. Looks like Hawks will pick top 4.

  2. x%sure

    Skal could do about as much as Wiseman for next year, and be way easier to get. 2\$5 probably wins. Article said the Hawks should decline a $7mil (?) QO and that he is quite accurate from midrange.

  3. Simmons>Russ

    Firstly don’t think the heat need DJJ.
    He plays the 3 and they have Butler Robinson Iggy Crowder Okpala and others

    Secondly I think Teague might stay, unless he gets offered a starting role which I don’t see. He has been on that Atalanta team twice and I believe is from Atlanta plus he plays a nice back up role behind Trae Young

    • fredmavis

      I agree with your second opinion. But Jeff Teague is from Indiana, fyi. But I think I once heard that he has a house in ATL.

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