NBA, two Phoenix Suns players positive for Coronavirus

As reported by AZCentral, two players from the Phoenix Suns tested positive for coronavirus. The two athletes tested positive after a voluntary training session at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The franchise had resumed and shared some training sessions in mid-June, for the “Don’t Sleep on Basketball” initiative. The players we see taking part in the training sessions are Mikal Bridges, Elie Okobo, Frank Kaminsky III, Dario Saric, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Jalen Lecque and Cheick Diallo. It cannot be excluded therefore that the two Phoenix Suns players who took the coronavirus are among them.

Currently the United States is the first country in the world for the number of infections – almost 2 and a half million – and third among the large countries, for the number of infections per million inhabitants. Arizona, on the other hand, has less than 60,000 cases and 1,400 deaths and finds itself among the least affected states.

To understand now how this update will affect the franchise but also the league itself. Tomorrow the time allowed for players to give up Orlando without incurring penalties should expire. But with a large number of cases it could push the NBA leaders to review the situation.

The Lega, in the figure of Adam Silver, has repeatedly guaranteed the security measures that will be present at DisneyWorld, but the doubt linked to the players remains high. The bubble that is being built may in fact isolate the players from the outside world, but many athletes these days are busy with BLM protests, with the risk that they themselves are actually the vehicle of the virus.