NBA teams have reportedly been told that they would be permitted to bringing approximately 35 people — including players, coaches and staff — inside the campus-like environment the league would be setting up in Orlando, per the New York Times’ Marc Stein.
When teams travel for away games, they typically travel with parties greater than 50 people. Cutting that down to 35 people is going to force teams to evaluate who is an absolute necessity to bring inside the bubble. At least 20 of those spots will be players and coaches, leaving 15 open spots for training staff, physical therapists and any other members of the basketball operations team. Not to mention, the general managers and owners of each team who will likely want to be in attendance for these games.
Sources: The NBA has informed its teams that it has engaged in discussions with several national coronavirus testing providers, which "will be a central component of any subsequent plan to restart the 2019-20 season."
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