The Celtics announced on Friday that they will start allowing access to the Auerbach Center starting on June 1st for voluntary workouts for Celtics players. The team collaborated in close consultation with public health authorities and infectious disease experts, and operated within requirements and guidelines set forth by the state, city, and the NBA, before becoming one of the final six teams in the league to open back up.
“We’re happy that our players will now have the option to work out individually in a safe environment at the Auerbach Center, and we hope it signals a step back towards playing basketball again,” said Danny Ainge in a press release.
The announcement comes on the heels of Governor Charlie Baker announcing the pro teams can resume practicing at their practice facilities on June 6th. That likely won't happy as quickly for the C's as they follow NBA's protocol for only holding individual workouts for the time being.
NBA teams have allowed players back at their training facilities for voluntary sessions since May 8, but the Celtics were one of the final six teams in the league to open up based on the severe pandemic situation in the state. A team source told BSJ