NBA gives teams, players detailed schedule for restart

The NBA has given players and teams a more intricate timetable of the league's restart in July.

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June 12, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Lakers forward LeBron James dishes off a pass as he drives down the lane against the Nets in the second quarter at Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles. The Lakers lost 104-102. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The NBA gave teams a more definitive timetable for the restart to the pandemic-interrupted season Friday, including required coronavirus testing that is set to begin this month and mandatory individual workouts in early July before training camps.

The league is still working on completing the health and safety protocols that will essentially become the rulebook for the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida — and told teams that talks with the National Basketball Players Association on those issues are continuing.

But with those mattters apparently far enough along to determine a schedule of sorts, the league gave teams the go-ahead to immediately start allowing two assistant coaches to deal with voluntary player workouts. The rule had been one coach with one player since teams were given the green light to re-open facilities for the voluntary workouts last month.

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