Golden State Warriors give okay to open practice facility

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 05: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors walks on to the floor for player introductions before their game against the Toronto Raptors at Chase Center on March 05, 2020 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 05: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors walks on to the floor for player introductions before their game against the Toronto Raptors at Chase Center on March 05, 2020 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The Golden State Warriors have been given the okay to reopen their practice facility in order to host individual player workouts.

About a week and a half ago, the San Francisco Mayor London Breed shared the next phase of the city’s reopening. This time, the Warriors will be impacted. They’ll also be impacted by the second part of the second phase.

That initial part of the phase includes allowing professional sports teams to return to practice.

With that, the Golden State Warriors have been given the okay to return to the facility, and they are looking to do individual workouts. The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported that five players showed up for the team’s individual workouts.

While The Athletic was the first to report the news, SF Chronicle and many other sources have since confirmed it. The second part of the second reopening phase will include allowing stadiums to host games, something the Warriors don’t have to worry about till the new NBA season.

However, more freedom should allow Golden State to kick off team workouts or some kind of offseason workout program if they feel the need to keep their players active.

After all, many of the players could use working out with each other after a season in which several of their star players were on the court very little due to injury.

Players like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson need to find their rhythm with Andrew Wiggins and Marquese Chriss, two players the Golden State Warriors are hopeful will be starters next season.

Even rookies Eric Paschall and Jordan Poole have seemingly had little on-court exposure to the star duo. That said, getting back into the swing of things will be a nice change from the last two months of being asked to stay at home.

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With the NBA resuming and the Warriors not being included in the 22 teams returning to play, this reopening will be more important than ever for the team’s chemistry moving forward.