The NBA is considering adding a second bubble aka Bio-Dome in Chicago for the eight teams that are not participating in Orlando.
As if the original Bio-Dome plan was not going to have enough issues, the NBA decided to double down on this idea and consider adding a second bubble in Chicago. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news Thursday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers would be one of the teams participating in this second Bio-Dome taking place in Chicago. This would provide the Cavs with an opportunity for some of their younger players such as Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Kevin Porter Jr. to continue their development. It would also give some others a chance to make an impression on the coaching staff after only having a limited time with JB Bickerstaff as their head coach.
As exciting as watching the Cavs play sooner rather than later is, this whole idea is full of issues. Who even knows if the original Bio-Dome idea even gets started? If there are issues down in Orlando, how can a second bubble in Chicago be justified?
This idea seems to have more sizzle than substance. Sure, it may provide some short term entertainment, but the quality will not be incredibly high. Remember, the teams participating are some of the worst in the league. These are the teams with the best chance to get the top pick in the upcoming draft. There is a reason they are not playing in Orlando.