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Report: NBA not interested in isolating players from families

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As the NBA continues to explore safe ways to resume the 2019-20 campaign, the league has ruled out any potential solution that would require players to be separated from their families for the rest of the season, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports.

Quarantining players away from their families in order to finish the season was recommended by epidemiologists and infectious disease experts, Windhorst and ESPN colleague Tim Bontemps reported Friday. However, the NBA hopes eventual improvements in testing will allow stars to be joined by loved ones at any chosen location.

To date, the two most prominent suggestions for a "bubbled" end to the season appear to include Las Vegas and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

MGM Resorts International reportedly sent the league a proposal that centered around housing players along with their families at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, which boasts 4,700 combined rooms between three connected hotels.

Whether families would be allowed to join players at Disney World remains unclear. However, the colossal Florida theme park is believed to contain at least 30,000 rooms across all of its on-site resorts.

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