In a press release sent out Monday afternoon, the NBA announced that of the 322 players who have arrived in the NBA bubble since July 7, two players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Those two players were not cleared from quarantine and have since left the bubble campus to self-isolate in their own homes or in isolation housing.
Players have been tested daily since teams arrived in the bubble from July 7-9.
A total of 19 players had tested positive since July 1 when the NBA began its protocol of daily tests.
The league did not disclose the names of the two players; however, earlier in the day, Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook announced that he had tested positive for the Coronavirus prior to the Rockets leaving for Orlando.
He has been in quarantine and once he is cleared by physicians he will join the team in the bubble at a later date.
In Westbrook’s social media post he added that he is “feeling well.”
As of right now, it sounds like there are even more participating players who have yet to enter the bubble.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes, Nuggets guard Gary Harris along with forwards Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig have not made the trip to Orlando.
Two players also inadvertently broke the bubble protocol.
Houston's Bruno Caboclo and Sacramento's Richaun Holmes have reportedly been told to isolate for eight days after breaking the NBA's quarantine rules.
Caboclo reportedly broke quarantine by leaving his hotel room before he was allowed to do so during the league's initial quarantine period, according to ESPN.
As for Holmes, he posted a statement on his Twitter announcing that he "accidentally crossed the NBA campus line to pick up a food delivery."
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