Gordon Hayward plans to leave the NBA's bubble in Orlando for the birth of his fourth child if the Boston Celtics are still in the playoffs.

"There'll be a time if and when we're down there and she's going to have the baby, I'm for sure going to be with her," Hayward said of his wife, Robyn. "We'll have to cross that bridge when we get there.

Robyn Hayward is due to give birth in September. 

The Eastern Conference Finals are scheduled to begin no later than Sept. 15.

Hayward said the decision to be with his wife for the birth of their fourth child wasn't complicated.

"It's a pretty easy decision for me on that," Hayward said. "I've been at the birth of every one of my children, and I think there are more important things in life. So we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

"I know the NBA has a protocol for that type of thing, and hopefully I can do the quarantining and testing the appropriate amount of time and then be back with the boys."

If a player leaves for fewer than seven days and tests negative on each day that he is not inside the bubble, he would have to quarantine for four days upon returning.