Woj: More coaches allowed in facilities Tuesday as NBA players trickle in
Before NBA teams head to the Orlando bubble to resume the 2019-20 regular season, more coaches and players will be allowed at team facilities beginning Tuesday.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that 10 coaches and four players will be allowed to train in the facility together until June 30. Beginning in July, the number of players allowed will be increased to eight until teams head to full training camps in Florida.
Most teams are expected to arrive in Florida from July 7 to July 9. A nearly 20-day training camp is expected to follow, including intersquad scrimmages from July 21-29.
An eight-game regular season is scheduled from July 30-Aug. 14, giving way to a nearly two-month playoff beginning on Aug. 17 with the latest scheduled date for the NBA Finals slated for Oct. 13.
Phoenix is guaranteed eight regular season “seeding” games for the chance to earn the eighth or ninth seed and make the play-in tournament stage.
The NBA suspended play on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic when Rudy Gobert tested positive for the illness.
The Suns will reportedly be without Kelly Oubre Jr., who will continue to rehab his torn right meniscus suffered in late February.