Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook announced that his team had a positive coronavirus test before going to Disneyland.
-Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
Westbrook, co-starring James Harden and recently joined Luc Mbah a Moute, did not follow the Rockets to Orlando, Florida.
Coach Mike D’Antoni said on Sunday that he hopes that all three players will reach Disney World’s NBA bubble-like atmosphere in three to four days. The Rockets declined to disclose the reason for the player’s absence.
D’Antoni said: “These are things people are dealing with.”
Upon arrival, players must be isolated in the room for 48 hours and then practice with the Rockets.
D’Antoni said the three players are training “at home” and he is optimistic that their delay will not have a major impact on the Rockets, especially after the playoffs begin.
The Rockets also have no striker Bruno Caboclo. His sources told ESPN that they accidentally broke the initial quarantine period and had to stay in his room for another eight days to participate in team activities.