UPDATE: March 19, 7:50 p.m. — Marcus Smart announced on social media that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Here’s his message:
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
A statement from the Boston Celtics: pic.twitter.com/hNrEn8IBM1— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 19, 2020
It wasn’t too long ago that the Celtics long-time historic rival the Los Angeles Lakers found two players positive for coronavirus, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Sixers also announced earlier in the day that three members of the organization have tested positive. The Celtics were among one of several teams to have come into contact with the Utah Jazz, including C Rudy Gobert and G Donovan Mitchell, who both tested positive before the NBA shut down.