Oklahoma - home of the Oklahoma City Thunder - is another state that has relaxed sheltering-in-place edicts.
Georgia is one state that loosened the stay-at-home order, so the Atlanta Hawks are a likely organization to reopen their facilities on Friday.
Many team executives have been clamoring for the chance to get players back into their facilities, which they believe to be among the safest possible environments around the pandemic. Some team officials stated that players had inquired about traveling to Georgia since the state had re-opened gyms among other businesses.
The latest decision does not mean that the return of the season is imminent, with the league still unsure of if and when games can resume.
1st COVID-19 death in U.S. earlier than previously reported
But the true figures are believed to be much higher, in part because of limited testing and difficulties in counting the dead. The US initially recorded its first official death from Covid-19 on February 28 - a man in his 50s in Washington state.
If they're so inclined, that can now change.
All NBA arenas and practice facilities were shuttered to players as part of the league's indefinite suspension following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert's positive test for the coronavirus on March 11. National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver recently admitted that it remains impossible for the league to make any decisions about whether or when to resume the season due to the ongoing uncertainty of the impact of the ongoing health crisis.
Teams will remain prohibited from holding group workouts or organized team activities, sources said.
Johns Hopkins University, which tracks the numbers of those affected or killed by the virus based off official government figures, said the COVID-19 worldwide death toll surpassed 200,000 on Saturday.