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The NBA and the NBPA are making progress on a plan to allow a limited number of family members to join players inside the Orlando bubble that would presumably host the rest of the 2019-20 season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
Those family members would reportedly be subject to the same health and safety requirements as all NBA personnel, including testing protocols.
Players' families would likely begin arriving at Walt Disney World once some teams are eliminated from playoff contention, thereby reducing the number of people within the environment, sources told Wojnarowski and Shelburne.
News of the discussions follows an earlier May report that the league wasn't interested in isolating players from their families.
The NBA has confirmed exploratory talks to host the remainder of the 2019-20 season at Walt Disney World but has yet to announce a format for the rest of the campaign. Several options have been discussed, including a potential play-in tournament and a reported group stage in the opening round of the postseason.
Commissioner Adam Silver will address the league's board of governors in a call Friday to discuss ideas; a return-to-play program is not expected to be finalized during that call, sources told Wojnarowski.