Non-Bubble Teams Allowed to Send Up to 3 Scouts to Orlando for Restart
Non-bubble teams will not be at disadvantage once the NBA season returns.
According to sources close to The Athletic, the NBA will allow up to three representatives from all eight teams not participating in the league’s restart format to attend and scout games. The NBA is set to begin scrimmage play next week with the season set to restart on July 30th.
According to a memo received by teams, a governor, assistant governor, and a senior basketball operations executive will be allowed to enter the bubble and access the arena for games. Personnel will follow similar guidelines as everyone involved and mandatory testing will be required.
“This policy will be revisited and potentially revised based on campus conditions at that time,” the memo reads.
These scouts will not be staying on campus, but will watch games from a distance when in attendance. Of course, everything involved in these restart plans are not set in stone and will continue to be evaluated on a consistent basis.