The NBA G League Could Not Have a 2020-21 Season
Over the previous 20 years, the NBA G League has develop into integral to the event of younger and inexperienced gamers in addition to a spot for them to complete their rehab from accidents. Actually, inside the previous couple of years, almost each NBA staff made a G League staff their official affiliate franchise.
The G League has additionally been making headway as a substitute for highschool prospects — such because the highly-touted Jalen Inexperienced — who need to bypass faculty on their strategy to the NBA Draft. It’s been used for coaches and entrance workplace executives as a strategy to hone their craft.
Frankly, it will be a significant blow to the league if the G League was unable to proceed, particularly with the league simply scratching the floor of the chances their ‘minor league’ offers. But, that simply will be the case.
In keeping with the New York Submit’s Marc Berman, there will not be a 2020-21 for the G League as a result of Coronavirus disaster.
In keeping with trade sources, there have been discussions of assorted eventualities for a G-League marketing campaign, together with not holding one in any respect and increasing NBA rosters as an alternative.One plan may function having a handful of week-long G League showcases in a bubble setting to make sure younger gamers keep lively. If a extra normalized G League season is tried, sources stated it must be with a regionalized schedule to scale back journey.
Whether or not it’s regional bubbles, a set variety of G League showcases inside a bubble, or additional growth to NBA rosters to include what would have been G League gamers, all are believable choices for the league wanting ahead.
Actually, they’re more likely to be extra interesting eventualities than cancelling the 2020-21 G League season altogether (though the considerations about journey and the G League’s price range are professional).
Regardless of the shadow of doubt that’s been solid over the NBA’s quick future, one has to hope that they discover a strategy to protect as a lot normalcy as potential whereas they maneuver round pandemic-related restrictions.