Sport Report: Some NBA players, teams want to report straight to bubble sites

05:05  23 may  2020
05:05  23 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

NBA teams may get a month of practices before resuming season in Orlando

  NBA teams may get a month of practices before resuming season in Orlando Sources say contact practices would not be allowed until teams are in Orlando 'bubble'As the basketball world awaits an official announcement possibly as early as today about the NBA's return, there has been a lot of speculation about why the NBA is reportedly waiting until July 31 to begin the resumption of the 2020 season.

Teams in marketplaces where governmental restrictions are keeping NBA practice facilities shuttered are asking the NBA whether players can report directly to the Teams want to avoid having to quarantine significant portions of their rosters twice --- once upon returning to more restrictive markets

NBA teams are preparing to open practice facilities in accordance with local guidelines, but it appears some players are being caught in the middle of the situation. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, some players told commissioner Adam Silver on Friday that they are feeling pressure

On Thursday, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted that games for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season halted on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic would restart on July 15 at "bubble sites" following practices that likely would be part of a makeshift training camp. 

Spencer Dinwiddie holding a ball: Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted about the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted about the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season.

It seems not all players wish to report to club facilities before journeying to such a site. 

On Friday evening, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported teams have asked the league if players from markets where government restrictions have kept facilities closed could immediately report to such bubble sites for the start of training camps. 

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Despite reports to the contrary last summer (repeated and supported by Andre Iguodala), Stevens’ percentage was never bought out Players normally work their way out to the arc slowly, taking closer shots first. Tatum did not bother. “Forty straight . So I immediately turned to the owner and the GM.

Teams want those medical reports from a neutral source like at the combine, rather than having to rely on Those have some value for teams . Same with players going through drills and scrimmages The NBA seems to want to keep its timeline in order (not moving free agency in front of the draft, like

This would allow players to quarantine only once, perhaps for 14 days, before they practiced among teammates.

Wojnarowski added some teams may be allowed to directly travel to a campus location where games will be held rather than first hold practices at local club facilities. 

Earlier this week, The Athletic and NBA insider Keith Smith named Orlando's Walt Disney World as a frontrunner to be at least one temporary basketball hub if the season resumes in July. ESPN added Las Vegas is another potential site. 

Per recent reports, it seems unlikely the NBA would use more than two locations.

Because it's not yet known if non-playoff teams will participate in the season's restart, not all players have yet voluntarily joined club workouts. League owners and the National Basketball Players Association still must agree to terms for regular-season and playoff formats if the campaign isn't played out, in full. 

Report: MLS considering 26-team season restart in Orlando

  Report: MLS considering 26-team season restart in Orlando The move would separate players from their homes and families for months, but MLS is intent on resuming the season as quickly as possible. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Leagues all over the world are seeking logistic answers to postponed or even unstarted seasons (MLS played two match days before the coronavirus pandemic pause).Eventually the matches would return to home cities, albeit likely behind closed doors.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday that the NBA will allow certain teams to administer coronavirus tests to players and staff members Those teams will be granted an exception if they can obtain written authorization from local authorities stating that there are plenty of tests available to

Players from every team in the NBA are being expected to provide blood samples as part of a major study into the novel coronavirus – with the doctor "I think teams are obligated to do something right for their communities before they do right for anybody else." Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns'

On Monday, ESPN's Tim Bontemps wrote that NBA draft lottery rules won't be changed due to the virus outbreak. Assuming this is the case, teams at the bottom of the standings are understandably reluctant to participate in what those players would see as meaningless games that could only negatively affect draft places among lottery spots. 

As things stand on Memorial Day weekend, ESPN has reported that the NBA wants players to quarantine and self-isolate for up to two weeks leading up to workouts and training-camp sessions that could, in total, last for up to six weeks. This could allow the season to restart before the end of July. 

The NBA has scheduled a Board of Governors to call for next Friday. 

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Report: Adam Silver to make decision about NBA season within 2-4 weeks

  Report: Adam Silver to make decision about NBA season within 2-4 weeks The NBA has yet to commit to a specific date for when the 2019-20 season might resume, but commissioner Adam Silver has set a timeline for deciding whether or not that will even be feasible.Silver held a call with the NBA’s Board of Governors on Tuesday, and Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that he told team owners he is a decision within the next 2-4 weeks. That marks the first time since the season was postponed that Silver has provided an actual timeline for a decision. While Silver and NBA owners want to wait to make as informed of a decision as possible, they reportedly believe they cannot let the situation drag out into July.

The Chinese Basketball Association , with 20 teams in a huge country, is understandably seen as a more representative study guide for the N.B.A., and the C.B.A. continues to inch closer to a return after a stoppage that has lasted more When I get a dunk, you want to scream, but you can’t. It’s pointless.

Just to echo off of Shams’ report that Disney World is the front runner for a Bubble /Campus Site for the NBA season, here is Keith Smith, confirming it, as well. Disney gets to hold off on opening up the parks, which I think they want to do, and make some money from the NBA and MLS in the mean time.

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Report: Some NBA teams expect free agency to start as late as October .
NBA stars may have to wait until the fall to choose their next destination. Some teams around the league believe this year's free-agency period may not start until Oct. 1, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times. There are reportedly also expectations that the draft will take place in September.Players on expiring contracts are currently scheduled to become free agents at 6 p.m. ET on June 30. However, that date is all but guaranteed to be pushed back if the NBA resumes the suspended season, with talks ongoing about a late-July restart in Orlando.

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