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REPORTS: Kai Sotto, G League Ignite to play in Disney bubble

Kai Sotto and the rest of G League Ignite now have a campus for their final semester with the second league.

This as Shams Charamia of The Athletic is reporting that Orlando’s Disney World will be the host of the 2021 G League Season.

Disney World was also the place where the 2020-21 NBA Season capped off.

“The NBA G League is focused on Orlando’s Disney campus as its bubble playing site for the 2021 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, with tipoff tentatively scheduled for Feb. 8,” read Charamia’s tweet.

“The G League is expected to play a 12-to-15 game schedule.”

Eighteen teams, including Ignite, are set to play in the bubble, namely Agua Caliente (NBA affiliate: LA Clippers), Austin Spurs (San Antonio), Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia), Erie BayHawks Pelicans (Washington), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana), Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte), Iowa Wolves (Minnessota), Lakeland Magic (Orlando), Long Island Nets (Brooklyn), Memphis Hustle, Oklahoma City Blue, Raptors 905 (Toronto), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston), Salt Lake City Stars (Utah), Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State), and Westchester Knicks (New York).

Eleven teams passed on joining as putting up a team is expected to cost around US$500,000.

Teams are expected to begin training camp on January 19 in their home market. They will move to Orlando on the 26th.

The season is expected to tip-off on February 8.

Besides Sotto, composing Ignite are Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix, Princepal Singh, and Isaiah Todd. Backstopping the team are Brandon Ashley, Bobby Brown, Cody Demps, Reggie Hearn, and Amir Johnson.

Head coach of Ignite is Brian Shaw.

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