Speaking from the perspective of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), Green — who is the Lakers’ union representative — admitted that the league’s bubble plan is anything but fool-proof at this point. He also emphasized that their knowledge about the plan is only at 80 percent, as the league and the NBPA are still working on other aspects of the plan.
“It’s very up in the air right now,” Green told Mark Medina of USA TODAY when asked about the status of the NBA’s restart plan. “There are still a lot of moving parts. We’re trying to figure that out. We have 80 percent knowledge of how Orlando is going to be. There are still moving parts to figure out, which teams are going to stay where, how they’re going to do it and how they’re operating in the bubble. Right now, the bubble doesn’t seem as effective as they would like or as lenient as we would like. We’ll have to figure it out.”
Danny Green also highlighted the main issues that players are concerned about, particularly on the health and safety aspect of the players, their families and relatives.
“The biggest concern is for most teams is hotels, who is staying where, the space, friends and family visiting, seeing how they are going to quarantine them, if we’re going to be quarantined and for how long if we leave the bubble,” the Lakers’ sharpshooter added. “How often testing is going to be?”
These are indeed some very valid questions, and quite frankly, its surprising how these have not been ironed out yet at this point. Based on Green’s statements above, it appears that the communication between the league and the NBPA is not as comprehensive as fans have assumed.