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Report: NBA Teams Not Participating in Restart Propose Mini-Summer Leagues, More

Report: NBA Teams Not Participating in Restart Propose Mini-Summer Leagues, More

Those eight teams may go at least nine months without playing competitive NBA basketball with the start of the 2020-21 season assuredly starting late due to the proposed 2019-20 season timeline, which has Game 7 of the NBA Finals scheduled for October 12.

"Several teams left out of this season's regular-season resumption in Orlando have proposed ideas for regional mini-summer leagues, training camps and OTA's," sources told Wojnarowski.

Ideas have included voluntary and mandatory workouts for a two-week period in July, regional mini-camps in August that consist of joint practices and televised games, organized team activities in September and the chance to begin the 2020-21 training camp seven to 10 days earlier than the 22 franchises playing in Florida.

Per Wojnarowski, the offseason activities proposed for teams uninvited to Florida would have to be negotiated and approved by the NBA and NBPA since they fall outside the parameters of the current collective bargaining agreement.

However, the league has heard these teams concerns, per Wojnarowski: "The league office has told these teams that they plan to make addressing the offseason needs of those teams a priority and plan to work with them on reaching solutions to their concerns, sources said."

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