Members of the Portland Trail Blazers have tried to persuade Trevor Ariza to reconsider joining them for the NBA's restart, sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
Ariza opted out because of a one-month visitation window he had long scheduled with his son.
Sources said the Blazers had to have previously applied for a hardship waiver or a late-arrival form for Ariza to be considered for entry into the bubble. Players on the Blazers were upset with the outcome.
The idea of checking in with Ariza surfaced after players such as Zion Williamson and Montrezl Harrell were allowed to leave the campus for family matters.
With his visitation dates changing, Ariza could have accompanied his team for most of the restart.