Editor’s note: This story has been updated.
The NBA’s growing coronavirus-related concerns hit the Mavericks on Friday. According to two sources, one player tested positive for COVID-19 while the other two players were quarantined for contact tracing.
The source said that all three players stayed in Denver, while the rest of the players and teammates took the team plane back to Dallas.
The Mavericks are scheduled to host Orlando on Saturday night. Although sources said that the two quarantined calves tested negative for the coronavirus, the NBA agreement stipulates that players must be quarantined for at least 7 days.
You can confirm the @ShamsCharania report that Denver must retain 3 Mavericks. A Mavericks source said: “One is affirmation and two are security agreements.”;
— January 8, 2021, Brad Townsend (@townbrad)
Although the Mavericks as of Friday afternoon have not revealed the identities of the players remaining in Denver, according to his Instagram video posted on the fighter, star guard Luka Doncic does not seem to be one of them.
The NBA season started on December 22, and despite the COVID-19 cases across the country, the game continued uninterrupted. However, in recent days, multiple teams have experienced virus-related problems.
On Monday, it was reported that Nets star Kevin Durant (Kevin Durant) was facing quarantine for 7 days due to exposure to someone who tested positive for the virus.
According to reports on Thursday, the Philadelphia guard and former Mavericks Seth Curry (Maverick Seth Curry) tested positive for COVID-19, and many teammates will miss the game due to teammates’ tracking.
Also on Thursday, the Mavericks’ Thursday night opponent Denver learned that Michael Porter Jr., who has missed four games, will remain in the league’s health and safety agreement indefinitely.
Before Friday’s revelation by the Mavericks, the Boston Celtics learned that center Robert Williams III tested positive for COVID-19, and frontcourt players Grant Williams and Tristan Thompson will also be in isolation Time wasting time.
Before the Mavericks beat the Nuggets in overtime on Thursday night, coach Rick Carlisle discussed the difficulty of trying to create an effective travel bubble while following the 134 pages of health that were distributed to all 30 teams before training camp. And security agreement.
When asked about Carlisle, the reporter said that COVID-19 is fickle.
“I think fickleness is kind,” Carlisle said. “This is worse than good changes.
“Part of the medical agreement, and conducting 24-hour testing and rapid testing is that if someone’s test results are positive, there is approximately a 24-hour incubation period. In the first 24 hours, people think that the person who signed the contract will not be infected.
The system allows a positive test result to be isolated from the group for another test result that tested positive. In order for all of this to work properly, you must follow the details of the daily agreement. “
Carlisle said the Mavericks have the best medical/training staff in the league under the leadership of Casey Smith, director of player health and performance, chief sports coach Dionne Calhoun and assistant sports coach Heather Mau.
Carlisle said: “We have to be firm and understand that there are no guarantees.” “When you try to create a travel bubble (we are making an alliance), there will definitely be more variables. But the hope is that if someone does Have a positive test, then they can withdraw from the group and you can move forward from there.”
Last Friday, this happened to the Mavericks and caused two others to enter the quarantine area. Now, the Mavericks and other NBA teams will be ready for everything that follows.
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