After months of back-and-forth, the NBA and the Players’ Association have finally decided what to do with the eight teams not invited to the 2020 Bubble, including the New York Knicks.
NBA and NBPA announce agreement for non-Orlando teams, including Knicks, to work out in market from Sept 21-Oct. 6. As SNY reported earlier, G League players from affiliate teams can be included. pic.twitter.com/X47w6HLgY8— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 19, 2020
This is (hopefully) the end of a long and arduous negotiation process. First a Chicago bubble was proposed for all eight teams, then a late inclusion into the Disney bubble. The Knicks’ front office were reportedly against both ideas, preferring instead that each team get their own separate training camp. So Leon Rose got his way in the end. Leon Rose always gets his way.
The Knicks will hold their training camp in their notoriously far-from-the-city Tarrytown facility. The organization will be responsible for creating a “campus-like environment” using team facilities with private living accommodations provided for players, who will be required to remain on campus.
These workouts will be voluntary, with G Leaguers also invited. Sadly, we won’t get to see any of New York’s 2020 draftees, because the draft isn’t until Oct. 16.
Will Frank Ntilikina come back from France? Will the Knicks “accidentally” forget to invite Julius Randle? Stay tuned for further updates.