Trio of NBA Stars Forced to Delay Trip After Testing Positive for COVID
The Houston Rockets are probably be the least happiest team in the NBA right now.
Although the majority of the team has already entered the bubble in Orlando, the Rockets are missing two key ingredients to their championship aspiration. Both James Harden and Russell Westbrook have tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain quarantined until they receive consecutive negative tests.
The Rockets are optimistic that the superstar duo will join the team in Orlando within the next couple of weeks. It is also reassuring to note that both men are feeling well and are asymptomatic.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have been absolutely devastated by COVID-19, with nearly half the roster testing positive for the virus.
As Buddy Hield made his long-awaited return to practice, the Kings have learned that Harrison Barnes has tested positive for the virus as well and will not join the team until he is negative. Barnes revealed his tests results on his social media account earlier today.
“Prior to the team leaving last week, I tested positive for Covid-19,” Barnes wrote. “I’ve been primarily asymptomatic and am doing well. I’m quarantined and am abiding by the safety protocol until I’m cleared for action. I hope to join my team in Orlando when it is safe to do so! Stay safe out there.”
Lastly, Michael Beasley was forced to leave the bubble after testing positive for the virus. His status with the Brooklyn Nets remains uncertain.