Recent Lakers rumors are that they will be opening up their practice facility on a limited basis starting on May 16th.
With the NBA season being suspended for over two months now, recent Lakers rumors have been about when we will see the team back on the court. Recently, states have begun to open up with coronavirus numbers going down, and the hope is that we will soon be getting back to normal.
Los Angeles has been one of the cities that have not started the opening-up process, as there has been talk about stay at home orders going well into the summer. However, the Lakers received some good news, as they are reportedly allowed to open their practice facility up like other teams in the league have done according to Shams Charania.
Having the practice facility opening up is a huge step toward once again playing basketball. However, there will be some fairly strict regulations that include only one player is allowed to use a hoop at a time. So, we won’t be seeing any scrimmages in the immediate future for the Lakers.
Before the suspension, the Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference and were able to make some statements with wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Recently, LeBron James and other superstars reportedly expressed their desire to finish the season. This seems to be the No.1 goal of the players, as losing a season this late would be pretty unfortunate.
For the Lakers, they have one of the best teams in the league and will surely be in the title hunt if the season resumes. Getting their practice facility back open is a crucial first step for them to be able to knock off the rust of the last two months.
Hopefully, things continue to improve and we will see teams are allowed to have scrimmages and we get a better timetable about possibly resuming the season from the NBA.