By Jerry Wein

The NBA has tightened coronavirus protocols to try to preserve a season teetering amid positive tests, thinning rosters and game postponements:

Closing off of rooms to non-team guests in road hotels.

Further limiting movement for players and staffs on road trips is the aim, so the league is no longer allowing players and staff to leave hotels for non-team activities, and it is eliminating visitors to hotel rooms, which one GM had told ESPN had been “the Mack truck driving through all our protocols.”

Players were previously allowed to have up to two guests in hotel rooms, including those who were family members and long-standing personal friends.