Lakers to open team facilities on May 16

After getting the a-ok from Los Angeles county health and government officials, the L.A. Lakers are seemingly set to reopen their practice facilities Saturday, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania.

The league gave the go-ahead for teams to reopen facilities starting May 8, but at this juncture there is no plans to resume the season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a conference call last Friday that the league was working on a plan that could entail playing games in one or two locations to get the season in, but sans fans.

“There’s no point in adding risk for flying all of you city to city if there’s not going to be fans. We think it would be safer to be in a single location, or two locations, to start.”

Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner

Silver also told players, “This could turn out to be the single greatest challenge of all our lives.”

Charania adds that Silver spoke with the league’s board of governors Tuesday and reportedly stated that within the next month he wants make a final decision about the fate of this season.

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