G League Season May be Played Out Inside of a Bubble in Atlanta
The NBA season will be played at each team’s respective arena – unless you are the Toronto Raptors – but things could be a little different for the G League
While nothing has yet to be set in stone, the NBA is considering holding its G League season inside of a bubble according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. Not all of the 28 G League teams are expected to participate in the season an entry fee of $500,000 will be required to participate in the bubble.
One option for the forthcoming NBA G League season that has gained some traction, sources say, is a bubble concept in the Atlanta area that would cost NBA teams an entry fee in the $500,000 range
Not all 28 G League teams, under that proposal, would be expected to participate
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 27, 2020
If the Raptors G League affiliate, the 905 hopes to play out its season, a bubble may be the only way to get it done as similar to the Raptors, playing its home games in Mississauga would not comply with the province’s COVID-19 guidelines.
The league is still assessing what it will look to do with its two-way players who frequently bounce between playing in the G League and coming up to the main roster to fill out a bench, especially during long road trips or when teams are dealing with extensive injuries.
If the NBA settles with a bubble format, it is expected to take place in Atlanta.