So it turns out the Warriors might be allowed to get together this offseason after all.
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are negotiating particulars that would permit the eight teams not included in the Orlando bubble to hold organized team workouts, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Sources: The NBA and NBPA are in serious talks on in-market bubble program in September for the eight franchises that were not part of Orlando restart, with framework:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 14, 2020
- Daily testing
- One week of individual workouts
- Two weeks of group practices
- One hour of 5-on-5 per day
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski also provided some details.
The discussions for the eight teams left out of Orlando restart continue to center on in-market workouts starting in September, sources tell ESPN. Those teams remain anxious for chance to get teams back in gym during long hiatus — especially with no summer league.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 14, 2020
These reports indicate the league and union have abandoned plans either for a second bubble in Chicago, or for the eight teams to enter the bubble in Orlando once playoff teams start getting eliminated.
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It's very safe to assume this latest piece of news makes Steve Kerr, Draymond Green and many others in the organization very happy. Golden State's coach made it very clear in early June that he prefers getting his team together for practices at Chase Center.
As for Draymond -- unless Kerr's mindset has changed, the expectation is that he will be a full participant should the NBA and NBPA strike a deal. The same goes for Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
"I would not consider this voluntary," Kerr told the media over two months ago. "Given that we would be staring at a nine-month break, I would be shocked if any one of those three guys said to me, 'No, I don't want the work.'
"They all know they need the work and we all need the work. So they'll be there."