Sport These are the NBA players skipping voluntary mini-camp with their teams
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For the eight teams that did not get a chance to play in the bubble, it is important to get back on track.
These eight teams (Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks) are hosting voluntary team mini-camps, which will help get their players with the extended absence from the game.
But like so many things in 2020, planning has become difficult due to so many unforeseen circumstances.
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We tracked down as much information as we could to get a better idea of who is skipping out, and more importantly, why.
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