The NBA is finalizing an innovative initiative for the eight teams that not did quality for the 2019-20 season resumption in Orlando, Fla.
The NBA is closing in on signing off on a second “bubble” in Chicago for the eight teams that were not invited to play in Orlando, enabling mini-training camps and subsequent games against other clubs with a target date of September, sources tell ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2020
Numerous other players tested positive for the deadly virus in the aftermath of the announcement, making the idea of a resumption unlikely. However, after much creativity and care, the league found a way to manufacture a resumption in late July.
Only teams with playoff chances made the cut, though. As a result, several rebuilding teams were upset their guys wouldn’t be able to focus on player development.
Now, with the league’s proposal to hold a space for the eight teams that not make the first cut, all 30 teams will be able to get some basketball in.
The 2019-20 regular season is set to resume in late July in Orlando, Fla.