Friday 9th December 2022

Players For 76ers & Nuggets Test Positive For Coronavirus

Players For 76ers & Nuggets Test Positive For Coronavirus

As far as other organizations around the league, the New Orleans Pelicans have yet to administer any testing, according to reports. Allegedly, members of the Pelicans including staff and players have yet to shown any symptoms for the pandemic virus. The team wants to prioritize members of the public to get tested first.

NBA commissioner, Adam Silver said in an interview that he isn’t ready to contemplate the possibility of the remainder of the season being canceled.

“I’m optimistic by nature, and I want to believe that we’re going to be able to salvage at least some portions of this seaso. I would say we have done new and creative things in the past. We experimented with this year’s All-Star Game with a unique ending. We’ve talked about play-in tournaments for going into the playoffs. There may be other things we can do with the format.”

Kevin Durant

The 76ers and Nuggets adds to the growing list of teams to announce positive coronavirus tests from their organizations. Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers also have tested positive for the coronavirus. the team tested it’s staff and players following confirmed reports four players from the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for coronavirus, including Kevin Durant.

Lakers players decided as a group to keep the individual results of the tests confidential, however Imani McGee-Stafford, a WNBA player and sister of Lakers center JaVale McGee, revealed on Twitter Thursday evening,

“My brother safe, stop saying he got the rona. Thank you.”

The first player, Utah’s Rudy Gobert tested positive on March 11th. Following his results, the NBA suspended the entire season for the safety of it’s players and attending fans. Soon after, Gobert’s Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the virus, along with Detroit’s Christian Wood, who tested positive on March 14.

Please stay safe! 

Authored by: Gregory Molette