The NBA allowed the eight teams who did not participate in the Orlando restart (Atlanta, Golden State, New York, Minnesota, Charlotte, Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit) to have voluntary team workouts by creating their own bubbles, where players and staff stay together and are tested daily for the coronavirus.
While the other 22 teams had all played at least eight games at Disney, the bottom eight had been restricted to only voluntary individual workouts since the NBA season was suspended on March 11 because of the pandemic.
It's still unknown when the next season will start, but Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau stated that players have to put in the work now in order o be ready for the next campaign.
"As of right now, we don't know when next season will begin, but there's obviously a lot of work to be done between now and then."
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Commissioner Adam Silver said the 2020-21 season may not start until at least January, so it's unclear when training camps would begin.
"There's nothing we can do about what we missed or didn't get to do," Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce said. "We know how to navigate through what we've been given. That's why the energy has been great. The guys want to maximize this and take advantage of this."
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green opted not to take part in the workouts, but Golden State coach Steve Kerr said the Warriors expect Klay Thompson back on the court as he works his way back from a torn ACL in the 2019 NBA Finals.