Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Curry found out about the results of his test close to the beginning of the Philadelphia 76ers matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. Curry currently plays for the Sixers.
Sixers are staying over in New York and will commence contact tracing in morning, sources said. https://t.co/OtHYHPKeog— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 8, 2021
Curry was initially held out of tonight’s away loss to the Brooklyn Nets due to a sore left ankle. The 76ers are scheduled to host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday; however, they are staying in New York overnight to start contact tracing protocols. No other Philadelphia players have tested positive yet. So far this season, Curry has averaged 17 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists after being traded from the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason.
Earlier today, Shams Charania of the Atheltic reported that four NBA players had tested positive for the coronavirus out of 498 tested since December 30.
According to Wojnarowksi, Curry actually spent the first quarter of tonight’s game sitting on the 76ers bench, before he was notified of the positive test.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Curry’s teammate Joel Embiid has consequently decided to quarantine from his family, which includes his three-month-old son, to ensure they remain safe.