Blazers players have been going to practice facility for solitary workouts
NBA teams aren’t allowed to practice, but players can use the facility if they are alone.
Even though NBA teams are not being allowed to stage practices during the league’s coronavirus hiatus, there is no restriction on players working out on their own at their team’s practice facilities.
And according to a league source, Trail Blazer players are taking full advantage of the opportunity to stay in shape.
Word is that most of the players are showing up on a daily basis for solitary workouts — on court — for health and performance rehab work, within the policies established by the league.
Before the season got suspended, the Blazers were in ninth place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 29-37. The 2019-20 season has been the complete opposite of what transpired in 2018-19, when Portland went all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are both once again averaging over 20.0 points per game. Carmelo Anthony has been a great third scorer for Portland since signing with the team in November as well.
However, the Blazers are still one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. Portland was giving up 115.2 points per game, which was 26th in the league.