The Washington Wizards are practicing in their second training camp of the 2019-20 NBA season as they get ready for the season restart.
Meanwhile, the league hopes that the Orlando bubble is working. So far, there are no known cases of active players in camp contracting the coronavirus and/or developing symptoms of COVID-19. However, on Monday, the NBA and players union announced that two players tested positive for the coronavirus AFTER entering Orlando while in another mandatory quarantine period.
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So far, no Wizards players besides Thomas Bryant and Gary Payton II have tested positive. However, there is always a chance that there are players who eventually test positive for the coronavirus after scrimmages, and games begin.
And since non-NBA team affiliated people will still be moving in and out of the bubble, we can never truly know from whom someone gets it from. After all, Florida is a hotbed for the coronavirus.
So with that, I’ll leave this with an open question. If and when players start getting the coronavirus as games start, at what point will it be unfeasible to continue? Perhaps a team could see most players get the virus. Or we could see someone develop severe complications. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet.
I’m just hoping everyone stays safe when games begin. But I will not be surprised if the season is forced to pause, for good this time.