The NBA G-League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Sources: The NBA G League is seriously discussing tournament featuring the elite Ignite team — led by Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga — and other teams (undrafted players, etc.) in a bubble environment in November/December. Decisions are still fluid.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 22, 2020
The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams, potentially with undrafted players and free agents.
The NBA G-League also announced that the team once informally dubbed as the Select Team will be known as Ignite moving forward. The team features top high school prospects.
Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga are the highest rated players in the squad, but in addition to them, the team has already signed Isaiah Todd, Daishen Nix, Kai Sotto and Princepal Singh, a 6-foot-10 forward from India.
The group of players already starting training in California under head coach Brian Shaw.
The team is exclusively dedicated to the development of these young prospects, who are earning up to $500,000 for the season.
Ignite, which is unaffiliated with any existing NBA franchise, will participate in exhibition games against other G-League teams and international clubs, and will play 10-12 games that won’t count against the standings.