For anyone who expected to not see a high level of basketball in the NBA G-League bubble they were wrong, as multiple free agent players will feature in the tournament.
The NBA confirmed the G-League will host a 'bubble' tournament starting in February, where 18 teams will be attending, including the G-League Ignite squad, which features potential No. 1 overall pick in 2021, Jalen Green.
The Athletic's Shams Charania also reported veterans Lance Stephenson, Jeremy Lin and Michael Beasley, as well as LiAngelo Ball, have signed deals to play in the 'bubble'.
Veteran NBA players Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley have signed contracts to play in the NBA G League, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Stephenson and Beasley will be in the Draft on Monday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2021
Guard Jeremy Lin will sign a deal in the NBA G League and play with the Golden State Warriors’ affiliate, Santa Cruz, as he pursues his NBA return, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2021
LiAngelo Ball has signed a contract in the NBA G League to play in the bubble, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2021
Kyle Korver, Dewayne Dedmon, Shabazz Napier, Emmanuel Mudiay, Gerald Green, DeMarre Carroll and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are other players who also remain as free-agents.