The NBA is still maybe two weeks away from beginning in earnest the process that will lead to the resumption of its season, and it could be nearly two months before there are games.
Meanwhile, the Celtics are looking to be cleared for baby steps. The club is anticipating word from the state in the next day or two that will allow it to reopen its practice facility under highly structured conditions. Heavy precaution will be taken to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into the secure environment.
The Celts have been in contact with Massachusetts officials, who earlier this week posted guidelines for a phased reopening of businesses and other activities in the commonwealth. Professional basketball workouts were not cleared directly in the first phase, but with the NBA allowing controlled individual sessions for its teams in states where such activity can take place, the Celtics are working to satisfy public health concerns and open the doors to their personnel — again, under distancing and other prescribed measures.