During media availability, the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts, revealed that one of the three positive coronavirus tests announced by the team belonged to a player. Stotts did not say who the player was.
Terry Stotts says one of the three positive tests in Blazers organization was a player. Plan is for team to have first practice Tuesday. Three players will be unavailable: the player who tested positive, Zach Collins (ankle), and Jusuf Nurkic, who just arrived Sunday.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) December 7, 2020
The team voluntarily closed the practice facility for deep cleaning, but Stotts expects they will be able to practice starting Tuesday, marking the beginning of their official training camp ahead of preseason games. Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic, and the positive player will presumably sit out camp.
Coach Stotts says he expects the team to practice tomorrow and one player has tested positive and will not practice. He also added that Zach Collins (ankle) will not practice #RipCity— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) December 7, 2020
The team held individual workouts in lieu of starting training camp.
The team held individual workouts today... https://t.co/IEjJSGVsTK— Jay Allen (@PDXjay) December 7, 2020
For the coaching staff, it is all hands on deck to get the team ready for the season.
The Trail Blazers are schedule to play against the Sacramento Kings December 11th.