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Report: Nuggets close facility after positive coronavirus tests

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Nuggets star Nikola Jokic reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in Serbia. Nuggets coach Michael Malone contracted coronavirus in March. Another member of the organization was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 19.

There are also new, pressing issues in Denver.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The Denver Nuggets closed the team’s practice facility starting on Saturday after a round of positive tests for the coronavirus, sources tell ESPN.

The Nuggets had two members of the team’s 35-person Orlando traveling party -- which encompasses players, coaches and staff -- initially test positive prior to the weekend shutdown, sources said. There was at least one more positive test since Saturday, sources said.

Mike Singer of The Denver Post:

As the Nets’ situation with Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan showed, a couple positive tests don’t necessarily mean a team-wide breakout. Coronavirus is a threat throughout the world, and players can contract it anywhere.

The NBA has implemented restrictions – testing, distancing, cleaning – designed to minimize the risk of spread within a team facility. But the danger can’t be completely eliminated.

With multiple cases, the Nuggets must investigate whether conditions in their facility were unsafe before continuing to bring people into it.