Reports: Jokic, six other NBA players test positive for COVID-19
Seven NBA players, including the Denver Nuggets All-Star Center Nikola Jokic, recently tested positive for the corona virus on Tuesday, according to various media reports.
The only one of the group that was specifically identified was Jokic, who is reported to be quarantined in his Serbian homeland.
According to the Republic of Arizona, two nameless members of the Phoenix Suns have the virus. And Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN tweeted that an unnamed Western Conference playoff team had four players tested positive last week.
The NBA is expected to restart at the end of next month. 22 of the 30 teams competing against each other at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. Disney training camps are scheduled to open on July 11th.
Jokic should return to Denver this week. According to ESPN, Jokic has been asymptomatic since last week's positive test. According to the report, he is expected to travel to Denver within a week.
Players who left their home team market should return to their pro team market for testing on June 15th. Jokic was granted an exception by the NBA to stay in Sombor, Serbia.
All other players will contact the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association on Tuesday when the league begins preparations for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season.
The 25-year-old Jokic was on June 15 for an exhibition game in Belgrade.
The Suns conducted volunteer team workouts in Phoenix, and the Republic reported that Mikal Bridges, Elie Okobo, Frank Kaminsky III, Dario Saric, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Jalen Lecque, and Cheick Diallo participated.
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