The Cleveland Cavaliers and the other seven NBA teams who were not part of the Orlando bubble have been granted offseason workout programs by the NBA and NBPA.
First reported by the Athletic and Stadium, the two sides agreed on the teams conducting voluntary group workouts in a “campus setting” which will essentially be a mini-bubble for those eight teams including Cleveland who haven’t played an NBA game since the coronavirus pandemic shut the season down in March.
The current NBA season is slated to end in early October and training camp for the 2020-21 season is tentatively to start in early November according to the current revised CBA that was agreed upon in the spring. It’s unclear if the schedule will stay in tact with the regular season tentatively slated to begin in early December.
These voluntary workouts will be great for a team like the Cavaliers that is still in the rebuilding process and also have a new head coach as JB Bickerstaff only had 11 games after with the team prior to the shutdown.
This will now give him two extra weeks to work with the roster and the young core of Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Kevin Porter Jr. and hopefully the veterans such as Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr., and Andre Drummond can all come together and continue to get acclimated with one another as well as implementing Bickerstaff’s offensive and defensive schemes.