The lockdown in Los Angeles expires on May 15, but the Lakers are working with the Los Angeles mayor’s office to discuss the possibility of opening their practice facility for players early.
The NBA announced Monday that it will allow players to return to the team’s facilities for voluntary training starting May 8.
Lakers’ vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka and coach Frank Vogel led the call, providing a basic outline of the protocol players will have to follow once the team has the go-ahead to host the training sessions at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo.
Many players are out of Los Angeles and the Lakers have made no recommendations on their returns. The trainings are voluntary, but the players in the conference said they were impatient to return to training.
Some of the precautionary measures planned by the Lakers include players who have taken their temperatures while in the car when they arrive at the facility and answer questions to a designated doctor before gaining access to the building.
The Lakers’ plan currently does not include further tests for the team’s coronavirus for players, according to ESPN sources.