Twenty-two NBA teams will soon all enter in the Orlando, Florida bubble to resume the 2019-20 season where they will spend a minimum of five weeks at the Walt Disney World campus.
The resumption of the season in the bubble starts now for the Trail Blazers.
The Blazers landed in Orlando at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. The team will now start to settle into their new digs as the initial protocol of being quarantined for the first two days begins.
We have arrived pic.twitter.com/riLBT6YKgj— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 10, 2020
And Zach Collins will be taking us along for the ride!
The NBA’s bubble has already proven to be a fascinating situation. After seeing Nuggets shooting guard Troy Daniels’ food options in the bubble, social media erupted about the not-so-appealing dish.
Thursday it was reported that the NBA has now partnered with a handful of restaurants to provide delivery services to the bubble.
NBA has also partnered with six restaurants to provide delivery service:— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 9, 2020
Joe's Crab Shack
[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon].
The Blazers will get their first chance to practice as a team on Saturday as their three-week training camp begins.
Portland will also play in three scrimmages before the Blazers tip-off their eight 'regular season' slate:
- Thursday, July 23 vs. Indiana at 12:30 p.m. PT
- Sunday, July 26 vs. Toronto at 3:00 p.m. PT
- Tues, July 28 vs. Oklahoma City at 3:00 p.m. PT
The scrimmages will have the look and feel of a typical NBA game.
“The only thing I know about the scrimmages is that they're going to be games,” Blazer coach Terry Stotts said earlier this week. “They're going to be 48-minute games [with]referees. So it's not going to be an informal scrimmage... It's going to be conducted just like a regular game.”
Teams started to arrive in Orlando on Tuesday this week with all 22 teams scheduled to enter the bubble by the end of the week.
The Clippers, the Thunder, the Celtics, the Pelicans, the Kings, the Grizzlies, the Heat, the Wizards, the Jazz, the Nuggets, the Nets, and the Suns all touched down in Orlando earlier this week.
Check out the quick links below to get up to speed on all things Trail Blazers as Portland gets set to tip-off its three-week training:
- Trail Blazers return to play schedule in Orlando released
- Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts maps out Portland's practices in Orlando
- Carmelo Anthony on playing the 3 again: "Today in this game it’s positionless"
- Will you hear Zach Collins talking trash in Orlando? Yep, probably loud and clear!
- Trail Blazers preparing for no home-court advantage
- A healthy Zach Collins says, 'We know we have a shot to win a title'
- Trail Blazers look to continue to advance discussions on social injustice in Orlando
- Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins are back and the Trail Blazers are PUMPED
- Trail Blazers select which social justice statements they'll be wearing