LA Clippers: Team may return to training in mid-May

LA Clippers Kawhi Leonard versus LeBron James (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LA Clippers Kawhi Leonard versus LeBron James (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

With the announcement that teams are slowly being allowed to return to their training facilities, we could see the LA Clippers working out in May.

We may finally get LA Clippers’ basketball back. Well, kind of. With states slowly opening up, the NBA has told teams that they can begin to open up their training facilities.

The Clippers have been continuing to work out during the COVID-19 outbreak via Zoom meetings but will now be able to get players back in the gym. While the at-home workouts were structured and created by the team’s training staff, having access to a full array of equipment will definitely be more beneficial.

Several teams have announced the days they will return to practice facilities with Friday, May 8 being the soonest they can begin to do so. One of those teams that have already announced an expected return date is the Los Angeles Lakers.

While the Clippers haven’t made a statement yet on their potential return date, it seems safe to assume that it would fall somewhere around that date. The NBA has rules in place to ensure players are in safe and controlled environments with rules in place such as no more than four players in the facility at the time.

This is good news for basketball fans who are hopeful that the 2019-20 season will be able to finish out. With the COVID-19 situation being so fluid, there still has not been a decision made on if and when the season would resume. Still, getting players back into the facilities and working with the staff is a step in the right direction.

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If the season is to resume, it will undoubtedly be without the presence of fans in the arena. While that might make games a little odd to see on television, it is worth it to ensure everyone involved with the team’s safety.