Four new NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 498 tested since Dec. 30, the NBA and NBPA announced.
“Anyone who has returned a confirmed positive test is isolated until they are cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance,” according to the statement by the NBA and NBPA.
Several players around the league are listed as out due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, so it’s unclear which other two players tested positive.
In the last round of testing results on Dec. 30, there were no new positive cases, but that didn’t continue into the new year.
This wasn’t unexpected given gatherings over the holidays, notes Shams Charania.
Adam Silver said on a league call recently that health experts advised that January is shaping up to be the worst month in the U.S. in terms of case spikes, with expected improvements beginning in