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The NBA is close to moving forward with a second “bubble” in Chicago for the eight teams that were not invited to finish the 2019-20 season in Orlando, according to ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan.
The event would take place in September, and would feature the Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
However, the Warriors are in quite a different boat with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson coming back healthy next season to join Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins with championship aspirations. So they are not expected to play in Chicago.
In fact, the Warriors were already planning to hold Curry out if the team was invited to participate in the Orlando restart, MacMullan lately reported on “The Hoop Collective” podcast.
“I was told unequivocally by people with Golden State that if Golden State came back, they weren’t gonna let Steph Curry set foot on the floor,” MacMullan said. “The reason they were worried about Steph Curry is that they didn’t feel he had played enough to come back.”
If the Warriors were going to sit Curry, who played in only five games this season due to a broken left hand, for NBA competition at Disney, so they’re going to keep him as far away from Chicago as possible.
Source- CBS Sports