“We’ve tried to be very mindful of that as we’ve tried to put together a proposal to take to the league, and realizing that there’s guys in different stages of their career,” Schlenk said in early June. “So it’s just something that we’ll have to negotiate.”
As an exceptionally young team, though, the Hawks have been vocal about their desire to keep playing and developing.
The NBA season was suspended because of the coronavirus March 11, and the 16 teams that were in playoff contention plus the six teams that were within six games of contention will restart their seasons July 30 in Orlando. The league announced on June 4 that lottery odds for the 14 teams that do not make the playoffs will be seeded based off their records as of March 11.
According to ESPN, there’s a push among the eight teams for the league to allow minicamps in their respective markets and allow scrimmages at regional sites, but union leader Michele Roberts has insisted the same “bubble” format being used in Orlando, with daily testing and quarantine requirements, be used with these eight teams.