Mark Medina, USA TODAY Published 8:19 p.m. ET April 25, 2020 | Updated 9:02 p.m. ET April 25, 2020CLOSE What I’m Hearing: Chris Paul says the situation with the coronavirus pandemic is fluid and there’s no clarity on when the NBA can begin playing again. USA TODAYThe NBA plans to reopen team practice facilities on Friday for players in cities and states that have loosened stay-at-home orders during the novel coronavirus outbreak, a person with knowledge of the league’s decision told USA TODAY Sports. The person was granted anonymity because the NBA has not announced the news.The facilities will only be open for individual workouts — not any group workouts or organized team practices — the person stressed.Texas and Georgia have reopened businesses this weekend, while emphasizing social-distancing practices. But the majority of states have still maintained stay-at-home practices because of the ongoing lack of testing and a vaccine for COVID-19.Had NBA teams still closed their facilities, those that lived in Texas and Georgia could both have an unfair competitive advantage to train and become more vulnerable to COVID-19.Before NBA teams shut down their facilities last month, they only allowed individual workouts and had each player take his temperature upon entering the gym. Since then,


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