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Teams now allowed to hold in-person workouts and interviews with prospects

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The NBA has rolled back many of their restrictions on the pre-draft process.

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The NBA has decided to roll back many of its restrictions as it pertains to the pre-draft process. NBA teams will now be allowed to visit with prospects for up to 4 12 hours, during which they can hold interviews and workouts.

As Shams notes in the Tweet, teams can only have up to 10 of these visits, so they’ll have to be very choosy. If we can get some reports about who the team uses these visits on, we’ll get a good idea of who the Charlotte Hornets are looking at in the draft.

As part of the protocol, players will have to register a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of the visit. Both the teams and the players will be limited to three people present per visit.

Also teams are allowed to give prospects team-issued gear worth up to $500. Apparently that’s newsworthy since I’ve seen it in every report about the new guidelines.