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Warriors, Wizards have COVID-19 positives

Field Level Media
02 Dec 2020, 10:05 GMT+10

The Golden State Warriors had two players test positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and the Washington Wizards announced one positive test for a player.

Neither team divulged the identities of players who tested positive.

The positive tests came on the day NBA players began individual workouts for a season that is slated to begin on Dec. 22.

Warriors general manager Bob Myers said the club pushed the start of the mandatory workouts back to Wednesday.

"There are going to be bumps in the road," Myers said during a conference call. "We have to understand that this is not going to be smooth and seamless."

Wizards coach Scott Brooks has a similar view, and is requesting everybody to be extra diligent.

"Item number one on my list and everybody's list and the country's list is we have to stay safe and healthy," Brooks said. "The NBA has worked all summer long to put some protocols in place to give us the best chance to have success."

All teams recently received a 139-page document from the NBA office that outlined health and safety protocols for the upcoming season.

One of the guidelines says a player can return 10 days after a positive test as long as that player has displayed an improvement in symptoms and is fever-free for 24 hours before being cleared.

--Field Level Media

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