The G-League players haven't seen action at all since the NBA got suspended back in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the league will host a 'bubble' tournament starting in February 2021.
ESPN's Jonathan Givony confirmed 18 teams will be attending the 'bubble', including the G-League Ignite squad, which features potential No. 1 overall pick in 2021, Jalen Green.
Source: 17 teams have opted into playing in the G League Bubble slated to take place in February (location TBD). The G League Ignite squad will be the 18th team participating. G League teams say they are expecting to play a minimum of 12 games, not including the playoffs.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) December 24, 2020
Givony also reported a draft will be conducted in January which will temporarily disperse players whose rights are owned by G League teams that opted not to play in the bubble.
Players who signed Exhibit 10 during the 2020 NBA training camp, including Jordan Bell and LiAngelo Ball, will also be in this pool of draft prospects.
Players who signed Exhibit 10 contracts w/NBA teams whose G League teams will not participate in the bubble can be loaned or "flexed" to a G League team that opted in -- with their original NBA team paying for their expenses in the bubble. They will not be G League draft eligible— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) December 24, 2020
Kyle Korver, Dewayne Dedmon, Shabazz Napier, Emmanuel Mudiay, Jeremy Lin, Gerald Green, DeMarre Carroll and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are some of the players who remain as free-agents.
Including traveling party in the single site bubble, which has daily COVID-19 testing, food and on-site medical care, the expenses will go up to 400-500 thousand per team.