If you can't join the bubble, why not bring the bubble to you?
The Warriors reportedly will be doing just that starting next month, as the NBA signed off Tuesday on the eight teams that didn't participate in the restarted season holding voluntary minicamps in their own markets. This, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania, will consist of two phases: Individual workouts the week of Sept. 14, and group training with players living in "a campus setting" over the subsequent two weeks.
Despite rumors of the Warriors heading to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida or joining a second bubble in Chicago, Charania's reported outcome is the one Golden State coach Steve Kerr prefered all along.
"We're not interested in a summer league," Kerr said in June. "If what we're talking about is some kind of minicamp and some of the other teams are interested in playing games -- we would not be interested in doing that."
Kerr wasn't alone, either, and Charania's reporting should be music to much of the organization's ears. Provided the reportedly agreed-to plan, the Warriors would have some level of certainty in an offseason containing little of it.
The potential minicamp would be the first time the Warriors convened as a team since the NBA season was paused due to the coronavirus in March, and it's not clear when they would get together for the start of next season. The NBA intends to start the 2020-21 season in December, but that start date is dependent, in large part, upon the United States' containment of the coronavirus pandemic and the development of vaccines, treatments and testing in order to do so.