Report: NBA, NBPA agree to enhanced insurance plan for Orlando restart

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The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed to implement an "enhanced insurance plan" to cover career-ending injuries related to COVID-19 and conventional basketball injuries sustained by players during the league's restart in Orlando, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The potential group policy will reportedly provide players with several million dollars in coverage.

Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo was among several of the league's young stars who recently had discussions with the NBPA regarding a league-financed insurance policy. The Heat star was seeking protection for himself and his peers against any injuries that could jeopardize their ability to land lucrative deals this offseason.

Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, De'Aaron Fox, and Kyle Kuzma are all eligible for rookie extensions following the 2019-20 campaign.

The NBA and NBPA have also finalized the collective bargaining agreement's revised terms for the league's return to play in Orlando, Wojnarowski reports. The new terms reportedly stipulate that the transaction window begins at noon on Tuesday.

Teams will be allowed to add replacement players should a player test positive for COVID-19, but a replacement must be added to a team's roster within a week of a player testing positive, according to a league memo obtained by Wojnarowski.

Report: NBA, NBPA agree to enhanced insurance plan for Orlando restart
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