The NBA has discussed using as many as four bubble environments next season, with New York and the Dallas-Fort Worth area among the potential locations under consideration, sources told The Athletic's David Aldridge and John Hollinger.
New York is the site of two NBA home courts: the Knicks' Madison Square Garden and the Nets' Barclays Center. Basketball City, a facility in Manhattan, also contains seven full-sized basketball courts.
A return to Walt Disney World is "a given," according to Aldridge and Hollinger, as is the creation of a Las Vegas bubble. Las Vegas was the runner-up site for the 2019-20 restart and has multiple venues suitable for basketball, including the Thomas & Mack Center, the MGM Grand, and Mandalay Bay.
No players have tested positive for COVID-19 through three weeks of testing within the league's current bubble in Orlando.
National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts recently stated that the league may need to use a bubble environment for next season if the coronavirus pandemic hasn't been adequately addressed.
A start date for the 2020-21 campaign has not been finalized.