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What we learned in the G League bubble: The NBA's next call-ups, and potential flameouts

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Kuminga ices game with massive block on Poole (0:23)

Jonathan Kuminga ends a stellar debut with an emphatic block on Jordan Poole to ice the win. (0:23)

ORLANDO, Florida -- The 2021 NBA G League schedule tipped off in Orlando on Feb. 10, with 17 G League teams joining the G League Ignite program -- launched to offer players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a domestic path to the league -- for a 135-game regular season followed by a single-elimination playoff tournament that will begin March 8. In addition to taking a closer look at the four Ignite players that are part of the G League's Pathway program and are eligible for the 2021 NBA draft, ESPN also evaluated the play of some notable former first-rounders featured in Orlando, as well as a lesser-known group making a bid for NBA call-ups down the stretch.

Here's the latest on the 2019 and 2020 first-rounders whose NBA futures are in some peril based on their play in Orlando, as well as those making a case to become the next Duncan Robinson -- players with G League pedigree who could develop into impact players as the 2021 NBA season comes down the stretch.