The NBA examines the possibility of setting multiple ”bubbles” for the 2020/21 season, per David Aldridge and John Hollinger for The Athletic.
Given the current success of the Orlando “bubble”, the league could set up to four different “bubbles”, with Disney World and Las Vegas among the top candidates.
“Meanwhile, there is talk of as many as four bubbles next season, according to sources. Given the league’s current success housing 22 teams at the Wide World of Sports Complex, a return to Disney is a given, as is using Las Vegas, the runner-up to Orlando this year.
If the league wants to wait on a vaccine, it could also start the year by having six five-team “pods” – one for each division – and spend the first month playing all the divisional games.
That’s 16 games each, or more if the NBA wanted to hack the schedule further. Then it can break for three weeks, come back and play in home arenas … maybe,” Aldridge and Hollinger report.