Steve Clifford said that Mo Bamba and Al-Farouq Aminu are "a ways away" from participating in contact drills when training camp opens.

Bamba is suffering long-term effects from COVID-19, while Aminu is recovering from surgery to repair a torn miniscus.

Bamba left the NBA bubble in August to undergo more tests after struggling to regain his conditioning. The team said then that Bamba's return would be “be measured in months, not weeks."

Bamba has made positive progress in recent weeks, according to The Athletic.