As has unfortunately been all too common across the NBA, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Milwaukee Bucks have shut down their practice facilities following tests for COVID-19 last Friday.
The Milwaukee Bucks have shut down the team’s practice facility after receiving results of a Friday round of coronavirus testing, sources tell ESPN. The team isn’t expected to reopen facility for workouts prior to the organization's traveling party leaving for Orlando Thursday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2020
As Woj notes, the only impact we know as of now is that players won’t have access to the facilities before they leave for the Orlando bubble come Thursday. Beyond that though, there is no further information as to who might’ve prompted the Bucks to shut down their practice arena. Additionally, unlike Woj’s tweet reporting the Los Angeles Clippers shutting down their facilities, he doesn’t outright say someone tested positive.
After a positive test for the coronavirus in the Los Angeles Clippers traveling party headed to Orlando next week, the organization closed its practice facility to players and staff as a precaution today, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2020
That is obviously a safe assumption, but for now, all we know is that Milwaukee will miss out on a few additional practice days. If anyone prominent is infected, first and foremost let’s hope they can recover and everyone in their own lives is safe and healthy. From a basketball standpoint, games are still several weeks away so it’s likely any affected player could still suit up. Regardless, I expect this is just the first of potentially many distressing stories to come.
We will continue to update this story if any further information becomes available.