League Confirms 16 Positive COVID-19 Tests Out of 302 NBA Players
Initial rounds of testing is complete and the league has confirmed 16 positive tests out of 302.
The NBA went in anticipating some tests to come back positive, especially with a number of players participating in protests and others taking quarantine lightly while away from their respective teams.
League has now announced those results. https://t.co/DScsJW8suK
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2020
Of the 302 players set to return to the play in Orlando next month, only five percent have tested positive. Nikola Jokic, Buddy Hield, Malcolm Brogdon, and Jabari Parker were among the 16 players who will now be isolated until they are cleared by their physicians. The league hopes that all players arrive to the central site healthy after taking necessary health precautions for the next few weeks.
Along with players, the NBA is currently working on finding ways to monitor Disney staff and testing them as well.
Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Kevin Durant among a few other players tested positive for the coronavirus back in March but have since been cleared