REPORT: 2 of 322 players register positive COVID-19 tests after arrival on Disney campus
The NBA has announced that two players have tested positive for COVID-19 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
A total of 322 NBA players in the Orlando bubble were tested for COVID-19. According to the announcement, the two players who tested positive never cleared quarantine and have since left the Disney campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing.
The NBA has announced that 2 players tested positive for the coronavirus since arriving on campus.
Also, since July 1st, 19 players newly tested positive and are recovering in their home markets until they’re cleared to re-join their teams. pic.twitter.com/dk53iUv8Rm
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) July 13, 2020
Houston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook announced on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, which is why the former NBA MVP didn’t join his teammates on the plane ride from Houston to Orlando.
Since the state of Florida is a huge hotspot for COVID-19, there are some NBA players and staffers who aren’t fully convinced the bubble idea is going to work. The season is set to resume on July 30, with the 22 teams in Orlando playing eight seeding games before the 2020 playoffs start.
In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic will jostle for the seventh and eighth seed. The Nets will be without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince, while the Wizards won’t have superstar shooting guard Bradley Beal and sharpshooter Davis Bertans.
Meanwhile, in the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs will battle it out for the final playoff spot in the West. The winner will most likely face LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.