REPORT: Bucks shut down practice facility after COVID-19 test results come out
Wojnarowski added the team is not expected to reopen the facility prior to departing for Orlando on Thursday.
The Milwaukee Bucks have shut down the team’s practice facility after receiving results of a Friday round of coronavirus testing, sources tell ESPN. The team isn’t expected to reopen facility for workouts prior to the organization's traveling party leaving for Orlando Thursday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2020
It is unknown which player(s) tested positive for COVID-19, but the Bucks are taking precaution in advance of their trip to Orlando.
Milwaukee is one of the favorites heading into the restart later this July. They had the best record in the NBA (53-12) prior to the suspension of play, with reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leading one of the most well-rounded and deepest groups in the league.
The Bucks rank first in scoring, pace and defensive rating, according to Basketball Reference. Giannis has been the anchor, but the likes of Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe have starred in supporting roles.
Brook Lopez has quietly been one of the best interior defenders in basketball, averaging 2.4 blocks per game. Role players like Wesley Matthews, George Hill and Kyle Korver have provided perimeter shooting, while Donte DiVincenzo’s ability to rebound and defend have made him a perfect combo guard in Mike Budenholzer’s system.
Of course, Milwaukee’s depth might be tested depending on the extent to which COVID-19 has impacted the organization. Then again, all 22 teams heading to Orlando are dealing with the same set of circumstances.