Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers has announced that the team will delay its first practice after two players tested positive for COVID-19, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports.
The identity of the players has not been disclosed.
While these aren’t the first players and this isn’t the first time in 2020 that practice facilities have been closed due to the pandemic, these are the first reported positive cases among players since before the bubble in July.
Earlier today we learned, courtesy of Joshua Robbins of The Athletic, that Mo Bamba of the Orlando Magic continues to recover from a long-lasting case of the coronavirus.
The New York Knicks closed their facility three weeks ago after several employees tested positive for COVID-19 but there were no reported positive cases among players at that time.
The Bucks, Kings, Clippers and Nuggets all closed their facilities prior to the league restart in Orlando.
The players will need to undergo isolation and quarantine protocols until they are cleared to return to action. The rest of the Warriors will begin training camp on Wednesday.