Sixteen NBA players examined positive for COVID-19, the league mentioned on Friday, a bit over a month earlier than the 2020 season is about to renew.
“Any participant who examined positive will stay in self-isolation till he satisfies public well being protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a doctor,” the National Basketball Association mentioned in an announcement.
The 16 positive checks have been out of 302 players examined on June 23. The league didn’t disclose the identities of the players.
Jabari Parker and Alex Len of the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon have been confirmed on Wednesday to have examined positive, although it was not instantly clear when their checks came about.
Kings ahead Parker mentioned in a group assertion that he had obtained the prognosis “a number of days in the past.”
The NBA is tentatively set to restart its suspended season on July 31 at Disney World in Florida, with players residing, training and enjoying on the resort to attenuate the danger of publicity to the novel Corona Virus.
Under the plan, 22 of the NBA’s 30 groups will play eight seeding video games to find out a 16-team playoff discipline that may comply with the standard post-season format and crown a champion in October.