NBA players to take part in Friday conference call with commissioner

League has been shut down since mid-March
 Bucks Pacers Basketball
Posted at 7:31 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 19:31:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — NBA players will take part in a conference call Friday with the league's commissioner and the head of the NBA Players Association, according to ESPN.

The league has been dormant since mid-March when professional sports in the U.S. shut down over pandemic concerns.

At the time, the Pacers were 32-26 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Friday is the same day the league is permitting teams to reopen practice facilities for voluntary workouts, if allowed by current local restrictions.

Three teams have told ESPN they plan to open their facilities Friday. The Pacers are not one of those teams, and current restrictions in Indianapolis would appear to prohibit any workouts at the team's downtown practice facility.

According to ESPN, the call with the commissioner is intended to be an open forum for players to address any concerns or ask any questions they have.

The NBA has not announced any specific plans to resumption of theseason.