The NBA reported zero positive coronavirus tests out of 346 conducted in their latest round of results, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Monday evening.
Sources: Zero NBA players tested positive for coronavirus out of 346 tested at Orlando campus since last results were announced July 13.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2020
The NBA has since released a statement confirming the report from Shams and Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Now, this isn’t to suggest nobody has tested positive for any NBA teams recently. It just means that of the 346 players inside the Orlando NBA bubble, no new positive tests have popped up. This is a good sign for the NBA’s restart, which is expected to get going next week on July 30. We’ve got scrimmages starting this Wednesday, so we’ll see if players getting into close contact with each other will impact test results at all.
You’ve got to praise the NBA for keeping things under control with Florida’s cases of Covid-19 going up each day. Earlier in the day, Bucks G Pat Connaughton tested positive for coronavirus outside of the bubble. We also know that Kings C Alex Len recently tested positive. It will be interesting to see if players heading into the bubble after quarantining will impact players already inside the bubble. Only time will tell.