Don’t get your hopes up about the NBA’s proposed Chicago Bubble, it seems the Golden State Warriors won’t be competing anytime soon.
Sadly, it’s going to be a few more months before we are able to see the Golden State Warriors play basketball. According to a report from The Athletic, the NBA’s proposal for the second bubble in Chicago is looking doubtful.
Shams Charania stated that there is a growing belief the second playing site will not be created for the 8 teams not invited to Orlando.
"“There’s nothing happening,” one GM told The Athletic after a Tuesday call between the eight GMs and league officials. “It’s a shame. It’s a huge detriment to these eight franchises that were left behind"
The NBA’s current bubble is doing just fine, with zero players testing positive for COVID in the last few weeks. However, it took a massive amount of time and preparation to get this up and running. There is a reason the bottom eight teams weren’t invited – as attempting to create a whole other bubble would simply be too much work for something that doesn’t matter much in the long run.
The Warriors are probably the team that needed this extra bubble the least. While yes – the Dubs could benefit from having some training camps for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to build chemistry with the newest members of the team, Steve Kerr has already stated that the franchise isn’t too interested in competing in a bubble.
"“If what we’re talking about is some kind of minicamp and some of the other teams are interested in playing games — we would not be interested in doing that”"
However, Kerr does believe the Warriors should receive some time to practice together. Unfortunately, that might not be happening either – as Charania was told by a GM that nothing is being worked out for the bottom eight teams to practice together at any capacity.
This is a big blow to the Warriors who likely won’t be able to participate in training camp until late November – leaving them only a month to prepare for a title run.