Memphis Grizzlies forward Justise Winslow has spoken out about his hesitation to take part in the NBA's plan to resume the season in Florida. According to the 24-year-old, he just does not believe that the proposed bubble plan is safe for the players, coaches, and everyone else who will be involved in the restart.
Winslow recently aired his qualms with retired NBA player and current basketball analyst Caron Butler on the NBA's official Twitter account:
“The bubble is tricky, man,” the Grizzlies young gun said, via ESPN's Andrew Lopez. “From the COVID standpoint, I don't think it's a great idea just to have all these people in a bubble and tight spaces. It's almost the opposite of social distancing. We're going to have workers who are working for Disney; they're going to be going home and seeing their family and doing whatever they want to do, but then they are going to come back.
“I'm sure everyone is going to be tested a lot, but we don't have a cure for this, man. We have a lot of people who are getting sick. Even right here in Texas, it's peaking again. It doesn't feel safe.”
Justise Winslow arrived in Memphis in February from the Miami Heat as part of the Andre Iguodala deal. He has yet to make his debut for the Grizzlies due to injury, and as it appears, he is not yet sure to play in Orlando.
Earlier, Winslow has raised concerns about the NBA's bubble plan. Needless to say, the former lottery pick is completely against the league's plan to resume the season.
For what it's worth, the Grizzlies were in eighth place in the West before games were suspended in March. When the NBA returns in July, they will be fighting against the Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns for the final playoffs spot.