While 22 teams are traveling to Orlando to fight for the remaining playoff spots and the championship, the NBA is pushing for the others to be at Chicago, working on their game and trying to improve.
ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan reported that the league is expected to create a second "bubble" in Chicago, Illinois for the eight teams that were not invited to play in Florida.
The NBA is closing in on signing off on a second “bubble” in Chicago for the eight teams that were not invited to play in Orlando, enabling mini-training camps and subsequent games against other clubs with a target date of September, sources tell ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2020
The target date for the event would be September.
The NBA hosted a conference call with seven of the eight teams (New York Knicks) who will not be traveling to Orlando to ensure that they actually will send players to participate.
The Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Knicks were the eight teams not invited to Orlando for the league's restart.
MacMullan also reported that Pistons Dwane Casey, said he took an informal poll among the coaches who are not in Orlando, and he claims the majority of them prefer holding their own mini-camps instead of going to the 'bubble'.