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The NBA's memo to players and team staff recommends they drive rather than fly back to their team markets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
"If within reasonable driving distance of their team markets," personnel should do so "to avoid more crowded travel settings," the memo states.
With some teams opening practice facilities to limited participants over the last week, and more expected to follow, many players will return to those cities after spending the league's hiatus at their offseason homes.
For some players, the directive may not be easy. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic reportedly returned to his native Slovenia when the NBA suspended play. Under current federal guidelines, he would need to quarantine upon his return to the United States.