NBA teams headed for the Orlando restart are preparing to receive the results of the first round of coronavirus testing. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, teams are bracing for a round of results that will include several positive tests.
As coronavirus testing for players heading to Orlando starts today, teams are bracing for significant numbers of positive tests. One Western Conference playoff team had four positives in past few weeks, per sources. Full training camps start on July 11 at Disney.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2020
There has been a notable increase in COVID-19 cases in Arizona.
The Republic reported Monday that according to state data, more than 1,000 new cases have been reported on each of the past 13 days, with more than 2,000 new cases reported on each of the past five days.
If a player is planning to opt out of the Orlando restart, they must notify their respective team by June 24. On Monday, Trevor Ariza informed the Trail Blazers that he plans on fulfilling a one-month visitation period with his son instead of traveling to Florida.
Blazer’s Edge contributor Eric Griffith covered the potential risks that COVID-19 poses to NBA players in his feature from last week.