ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that family members will be allowed to arrive at the NBA's temporary basketball hub three at a time following the first round of the playoffs. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Families of NBA players allowed at Orlando bubble site?

Over the past several months, one of the talking points among team owners and athletes for playing games amid the coronavirus pandemic has been whether or not family members would be allowed to join players at bubble sites that house clubs and league personnel.

The National Basketball Players Association may have provided an answer for how the NBA will handle that issue.

As was expected, the NBPA announced on Friday that it has approved the 22-team model that involves teams convening at Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort to complete the 2019-20 season that was suspended on March 11 because of the virus outbreak.

It's believed games will tip off on July 31.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that family members will be allowed to arrive at the temporary basketball hub three at a time following the first round of the playoffs:

Wojnarowski added that NBA players and family members will be separated from others who are visiting the Disney resort during the summer:

Marc Stein of the New York Times added that family members will have to quarantine in Orlando for one week:

As part of a 24-team format to crown a 2020 Stanley Cup champion, the NHL will place two groups of clubs and other personnel at a pair of bubble sites. The league hasn't yet announced those cities. 

On Thursday, ESPN's Emily Kaplan reported it's not yet known if family members will be able to travel with players.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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