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Report: NBA eager to organize OTAs for teams not involved in restart

Adam Silver

The NBA is still trying to sort out what it will do for the eight teams not involved in the Orlando restart, but they appear intent on doing something.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the NBA is eager to offer clarity on some sort of offseason program for the eight teams deemed too far from a playoff spot to participate in further meaningful action in Orlando. The possibility of NFL-style organized team activities has been discussed.

The league is eager to sort something out because it does not want players at disorganized, uncontrolled pickup-type environments during the summer.

“The eight teams who are not playing need parameters and guidelines for offseason work,” a league official said. “The hope is to get clarity at some point soon so these teams can start organizing and planning their offseasons.”

It’s no secret that these teams want something to keep them from falling behind competitively while other teams are playing meaningful games. The NBA seems equally eager to give that to them, meaning something is likely to happen in the coming weeks.

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