Per the NBA the Dallas Mavericks are slated to practice two times this week should all members receive negative COVID-19 test results. Practice will occur once on Friday from 5-8 pm EST and again Saturday from 2-5 pm EST.
Per the NBA, the Mavs’ first practice of the restart (if all goes well with testing) will be early Friday evening.— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) July 8, 2020
The Mavs haven’t been together as a full team since beating the Nuggets on March 11. pic.twitter.com/rIZQcydLwL
Speaking to the media via Zoom Tuesday, head coach Rick Carlisle praised his players conditioning during individual workouts but emphasized the intensity would be ramped up in Orlando.
“Our players have done a great job working on their individual conditioning,” Carlisle said. “I feel really good about where we’re at in terms of our overall conditioning, and where we’re at right now.”
“The workouts have been constantly and gradually ramping up,” Carlisle added. “And I just see the overall intensity level increasing as we’re going along.”
Even with the individual workouts at the team facilities, this will mark the first time the team has all been together since Adam Silver suspended the season. And it’s safe to assume Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell are already making the most of it.
The Mavericks were fortunate to not report any positive COVID tests prior to departure, but all players have been tested since arrival and will remain quarantined for 48 hours until they register two negative COVID tests.
Per the NBA’s memo to teams, group workouts will be permitted once all players and staff have two negative tests, and at that time, the quarantine will be lifted. Players will be allowed to socialize with other players within the same hotel and will have access to TVs, video games, and other modes of entertainment.