Several teams that won't be making the trip to Orlando for the NBA's 22-team restart to the 2019-20 season are considering other options to help in the development of their younger players, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Proposed ideas reportedly include a mix of mandatory and voluntary workouts in July, regional mini-camps in August that could feature joint practices between teams, organized team activities in September, and an early training camp for the 2020-21 season.
"Nine months is too long without organized basketball," Hawks owner Tony Ressler told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "We just can't risk that. I think the league has heard loud and clear. We are pushing to remain competitive. That's what our players want. We were desperate to have something that helps us stay competitive."