Hayward said Friday he'll leave the NBA bubble in Orlando during September to attend the birth of his fourth child, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

The 30-year-old has attended the birth of all his children thus far and said, "It's a pretty easy decision for me on that." Specific protocols will be in place for players leaving the bubble with NBA permission, and Hayward's quarantine period upon his return could be down to four days, assuming he produces negative tests. The Celtics will still need to advance far enough into the playoffs for it to matter.

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