Dennis Schroder will leave the NBA bubbles in three to four weeks for the birth of his second child.
"I'm not gonna leave my wife by herself while she's having a second baby," Schroder said. "(Dennis) Jr. is still 17 months old, so I'm for sure gonna go there and support her and try as much as I can to be there for my family."
Players are allowed to leave the NBA bubble for excused absences such as the birth of a child. Players who leave with permission must quarantine for four days upon returning to the Disney complex.
"For me it's tough," Schroder said. "I love my teammates, I love basketball, but family comes first all the time. I'll try to make something happen with the organization. I sacrifice a lot for my team, but like I said, we still gotta get on the same page that I can see my family maybe when the baby is coming. We're going to make it work."
Schroder's wife, Ellen, is due anytime between Aug. 4 and Aug. 11.
Gordon Hayward and Mike Conley are also expected to leave the bubble to attend the birth of children.