How do we explain putting the eight teams in a second bubble with nothing to play for but breaking a sweat?
Popper: Is playing worth risk for decimated Nets?
Does a team like Brooklyn really benefit by playing in the Orlando bubble without four of their planned starters if it means risking injury to one of the remaining players?
Popper: Trier cut marks start for Knicks president Rose
The minor move is only a hint of the direction the team will take under the new president, who recently opened up publicly for the first time since taking the job.
Popper: NBA hopeful, but it's hard to think of everything
As tight as the NBA tries to close the walls, there still is the possibility of a player testing positive.
Popper: Kyrie leads discussion on social justice, return plan
ESPN and The Athletic reported that Irving led a discussion of nearly 100 players on subjects that touched on the logistics and risks of a return to play.
Popper: Some NBA teams left out of Orlando still want to shake off rust
The Atlanta Hawks are among the franchises looking for a way to get back on the court ahead of next season, but would Knicks want to return?
Popper: Sorry, Knicks, only top 16 teams should play upon restart
There is a chance the league will go with 20 or 22 teams, and do play-in rounds to get to the top 16.
Popper: To minimize risk, NBA shouldn't invite all 30 teams
While reports have surfaced of a return to games in mid-July in Orlando, one thing that has not been spoken out loud is just who will be invited.
Popper: How could NBA possibly put together a charity game?
At first glance, it sounds like a great idea. And then you think, how could this ever work?
Popper: Rose likely is well-prepared to steer Knicks
"Player relations, he's very big on that," said long-time Rose client Carmelo Anthony. "Deal-making, very big on that. Communicating. Knowing personnel. He's been in this game for a long time."
Popper: Knicks rebranding might also mend fences with past
Apologizing for the poor treatment of its past players could help improve the franchise's image around the NBA.