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Report: Two Suns test positive for coronavirus

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PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 15: The logo of the Phoenix Suns is waved to get the crowd pumped up against the Brooklyn Nets on November 15, 2013 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

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A Western Conference playoff team reportedly had four player test positive for coronavirus.

The Suns – who are outside playoff position but among the 22 teams set to resume at Disney World – also had coronavirus diagnoses.

Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic:

Two Phoenix Suns players have tested positive for coronavirus, sources have informed The Arizona Republic.

The positive tests led to Suns temporarily shutting down voluntary workouts at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, sources say.


Expect more of these reports in coming days. The coronavirus pandemic presents danger throughout the country. Obviously, NBA players are not exempt.

It’s good they’re being tested and this is being detected. Hopefully, it was before the virus spread further.

The goal is for players with coronavirus not to enter the bubble at Disney World. Once inside the bubble, testing ramps up to ensure any coronavirus infiltration doesn’t spread.

Is this plan safe? Experts think so. But players can decide their own risk tolerance. They’re the ones who must actually face these conditions.

But I know this: The conditions outside the bubble aren’t so great, either.