An NBA protocol will require players to "be in uniform and warmups" as they arrive to the arena, sources told Nick DePaula of ESPN.

Players will be dressed in their full uniforms before they board the team bus, with photographers waiting on location to snap pre-game photos.

Team locker rooms at the arena are not equipped with showers, leading to the change in dress protocol. 

Players will leave the arena 40 minutes after each game ends. 

"I think that takes away [from] originally what getting dressed was all about. It wasn't even about the tunnel walk, it was more about getting dressed up and going to work. To me, it's like a mindset, getting dressed and getting ready to go to my game. It puts me in the mindset that I'm ready to work and helps me find my focus," PJ Tucker told ESPN.