Skal Labissiere, who will be a free agent, is participating. As expected, Jeff Teague, who also will be a free agent, is not.
Since this plan has been in the works, general manager Travis Schlenk has said he understands certain players who are older veterans (at 31, Dedmon falls into this category) or impending free agents not participating. DeAndre' Bembry, Treveon Graham and Damian Jones, all of whom will be free agents, are not in the bubble. Nor is Vince Carter, who has announced his retirement.
The staff in the bubble includes: coach Lloyd Pierce, assistant coaches Melvin Hunt, Chris Jent, Greg Foster, Marlon Garnett and Matt Hill, special assistant to the head coach Nate Babcock, VP of athletic performance and sports medicine Chelsea Lane, head athletic trainer Scottie Parker and head strength and conditioning coach Michael Irr.