Milwaukee Bucks: Second training camp would only be beneficial

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As plans for restarting the 2019-20 NBA season continue to get worked though within league circles, the Milwaukee Bucks and all NBA teams will be expected to host a training camp.

Talks regarding restarting the 2019-20 NBA season continue to gather steam and all teams, including the Milwaukee Bucks, may soon have clarity as to how they will reacclimate to their daily routine.

As Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Tuesday afternoon, the league has a template of a second training camp that all teams will have to hold at their own practice facilities in the event the NBA does indeed pick up play again in the coming weeks:

As Stein laid out in successive tweets, talk of holding a second training camp is among the many things the league has to settle on, the biggest of which is finalizing a set of protocols that leagues in North America and around of the world have or are looking into implementing under this new normal.

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Again, things are so fluid, even as discussions continue to ramp up about how the league moves forward with this season. But the concept of holding a second training camp as Stein reported is incredibly necessary to help players regain their game shape as well as resharpen their skills and do so under proper precautions.

For a team like the Bucks that has plenty of built-in chemistry as their season results speak for themselves, getting reaccustomed with each other will obviously be critical if they’re able to continue their pursuit of an NBA title this season, although under different circumstances that few saw coming.

Meanwhile, Bucks president Peter Feigin appeared on WTMJ’s Town Hall Tuesday afternoon to talk about how the pandemic has disrupted the Bucks and their overall operations over the last two months.

As he often does, Feigin made no bones about how much uncertainty exists as the league explores ways of restarting the season, though he believes the NBA is closer to returning to action:

"“I’ve never been in a more fluid situation in my whole life. If you asked me this question two weeks ago, I’d have given you a different answer,” said Feigin, who remains optimistic.“We are certainly getting closer to the possibility of having games.”"

Later on in the interview, Feigin gave a detailed answer on why he believes the league will continue the season as is, provided it’s feasible:

"“Being the delusional optimist, we’ll play as many games as we possibly can. We’ll fit in the playoffs. Teams are missing between 15 and 19 regular season games. There is a desire…to see if we can get those played. It’s more what the feasibility [is] of timing, in a big way.”"

With every interview with high-ranking team officials, not just with the Bucks, but across the league, momentum has obviously picked up in this season resuming, whether it’s in Las Vegas or Orlando or elsewhere.

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That still also means plenty of significant hurdles have to be cleared to make the season resumption a reality. However, with so much at stake with how the league can operate moving forward, no stone will be left unturned before the fate of the season is decided one way or the other.