The eight franchises that weren't included in the NBA's restart in Orlando now are pessimistic about the odds of a second site being created for minicamps and intrasquad scrimmages. There is also pessimism about even in-market minicamps for group workouts.
“There’s nothing happening,” one general manager told The Athletic after a Tuesday call between the eight GMs and league officials. “It’s a shame. It’s a huge detriment to these eight franchises that were left behind.”
Sources say the National Basketball Players Association remains concerned about the safety concerns that would come with creating another location for the other eight teams to compete (Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Minnesota, Cleveland, Golden State).
NBPA prefers the idea of having in-market bubbles for individual team minicamps.
The 20-21 season has a tentative training camp start date of Nov. 10th.