After initially forbidding front-office executives from attending college basketball practices during the lockout, the NBA has changed course and informed teams they can now do so, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

With college practices starting this weekend, NBA executives and scouts are free to travel to campus and watch practices and workouts. Front-office executives and scouts were always going to be allowed to scout games, which don’t start until mid November.

– Reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports editor says: Smart and logical move by the NBA. There is no reason to harm NBA teams by limiting their ability to study up on talent that they might someday want to draft.