The Nuggets have become the latest NBA to close their practice facility, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that Denver made the decision after members of the team’s travel party tested positive for the coronavirus.
As Wojnarowski notes, the Nuggets closed their practice facility to players and staff on Saturday. There’s a chance it could open again later this week — the next few days of COVID-19 testing will help determine when it reopens, Woj adds (via Twitter).
A report last week indicated that Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus, but he was in Serbia at the time. It’s not clear if any Nuggets players in Denver has contracted the virus as well or if the positive tests belonged to team staffers. Two members of the travel party tested positive, tweets Mike Singer of The Denver Post.
Of the 22 teams participating in the NBA’s restart this summer, Denver is at least the fourth known to have closed its practice facility temporarily due to positive COVID-19 tests. The Suns, Heat, and Nets reportedly did the same last week.