The source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Lakers guard Dennis Schroder’s COVID-19 test result was negative, but because contact tracing may be exposed to the coronavirus, it will take at least a week.
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said on Saturday that the team had a “firmer timeline” for Schroder. He lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday due to the league’s health and safety protocols. Being dragged in the team’s game, he will miss three more games. He will face the Miami Heat on Saturday, the Washington Wizards on Monday, and the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
The source told Wojnarowski that Schroeder will be quarantined for 7 days during this period.
Los Angeles hopes to get Schroder back into the league against the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Schroder has played 29 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 14.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Vogel said that he will play against the Heat in Schroder’s position and start Wesley Matthews.
Due to this season’s health and safety agreements, Schroder is the only third Laker player to stagnate. Los Angeles is one of the few teams that did not postpone the game due to COVID-19 and has completed more than a third of the season.