Trending Basketball News in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things around the world, including the schedules of major basketball leagues. After a basketball tested positive for coronavirus, things have appeared to shift in a new direction.

The NBA has come up with new methods for dealing with the pandemic, while still allowing players to begin training. The following are a handful of recent news items pertaining to major league basketball:

Sacramento Kings to Begin Practicing under New Requirements

The training facility of the Sacramento Kings will reopen to players for treatments and workouts. As per league regulations, the facility shall only be accessed by Kings players who have volunteered to begin training.

However, the following requirements must be met:

  • A maximum of four players can train at the facility at one time
  • Social distancing will be observed at all times
  • Disinfection and rigorous cleaning will be carried out before and after all training sessions
  • Players shall be regularly screened to check their temperatures

Mavericks will not Open Workout Facility

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Mavericks, said he would not reopen the team’s training facility until the Covid-19 crisis is over.

Cuban says he will only listen to ‘health professionals’ and not politicians. He also stressed the risk of allowing basketball players to train while NBA measures still remain in place.

Cuban also said he was not ready to risk the lives of the players, and that he had no plans to change his mind on the matter. Therefore, it remains unclear when Cuban will open the training facility, as the global pandemic continues to pose a threat to public health.

Final Touches

The NBA now reportedly plans to allow players to begin training at their teams’ workout facilities.

While they have announced certain measures aimed at protecting players’ welfare, some team owners, such as Cuban, continue to reject the idea.