NBA teams are currently allowed to hold mandatory individual workouts for players in preparation for the restart of the 2019-20 season, but the Miami Heat is left working from home.
“Texting, conditioning workouts and we have a Zoom workout today,” Heat center Meyers Leonard said during a Monday Zoom call with reporters of the team’s current workout options. “... For now, it’s all virtual.”
After two Heat players tested positive for COVID-19 in a round of tests administered last week, the team closed its AmericanAirlines Arena practice facility for individual workouts and will not practice again until it arrives at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista later this week, a league source told the Miami Herald on Friday.
The Miami Herald is not identifying those two players because they have not authorized their names to be released.
The Heat has had at least three players test positive for COVID-19 since mandatory testing began two weeks ago for players and staff, with forward Derrick Jones Jr. previously testing positive for the virus during tests conducted on June 23. Even with this news, the Heat still expects to have its full roster of 17 players available when the season resumes.