The NBA reported that 16 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 6. The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered the results of the NBA’s 497 most-recent tests on Wednesday.
To put newest totals in perspective, Charania pointed to the positive tests that were reported as players first entered the NBA’s coronavirus protocol prior to training camp.
Remember: The week players returned to training camp for testing, 48 players returned positive for coronavirus — that was before entering NBA’s health and safety protocols. 16 over the past week, as the pandemic has raged on in the most significant way throughout the US.
Following the news regarding the NBA’s latest round of positive tests, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reported that two more games have been postponed—bringing the 2020-21 total to nine contests so far.
NBA announces two more games postponed: Washington at Detroit and Golden State at Phoenix, both were supposed to be Friday. Now been a total of nine games postponed, eight this week alone.— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 13, 2021
Including tonight’s contest against the Kings, the Trail Blazers have three games on their schedule for the remainder of the week.