Miami Heat reopens practice facility to players

Via cbssports.com

The Miami Heat have reopened AmericanAirlines Arena practice facility for the first time since mid-March.

12 players went in for voluntary, socially distanced workouts, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

Heat captain and 13-year veteran Udonis Haslem was among those players who took advantage of the first day back.

“It’s been so long since we’ve had the opportunity to smile collectively like that, even if it was just a small group,” Haslem said after his workout. “Once you step on the court, it’s like riding a bike. Your competitive juices get going. You kind of just fall back into your routine and it’s kind of like you never left.”

All but three Heat players are reportedly still in Miami, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sentinel.

As a result, most of those players will more than likely take advantage of using the facility.

The list of NBA teams with reopened facilites continues to grow.

The NBA is hopeful that 22 of the 30 teams will have their facilities open for voluntary workouts by May 18, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.