Several teams plan to opt out of the proposed G League “bubble” campus in Atlanta, JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors tweets.
There are already as many as six-to-eight franchises expected to bypass the shortened season, according to Shaw’s sources.
Under the proposal, NBA teams would pay a fee of approximately $500K to play their G League games in Georgia, rather than their home sites. Not all G League clubs would be expected to participate there.
It’s uncertain how many teams are on board with the “bubble” proposal and whether there will be enough to make it viable.
The Atlanta “bubble” season would last for one month, likely starting in late January, with a minimum of 12 games that may increase to 15-16 games, plus a potential playoff schedule. The campus would require daily coronavirus testing and a mandated quarantine for players.
The G League Ignite team, a club comprised mostly of high-level prospects, is also expected to compete in this bubble environment.