Heat Have Another Positive COVID-19 Test

Another Heat player has tested positive for the coronavirus, a league source tells Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. Reports earlier this week indicated Miami had two other players who came back positive in the most recent round of testing, which forced the team to close its practice facility for a second time Friday.

Jackson isn’t identifying the first two players, but a source tells The Herald that they’re both part of the rotation. Those players are in quarantine and are expected to be ready when the season resumes, even though they won’t travel with the Heat to Walt Disney World next week.

Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. also tested positive in late June. He remains in quarantine, but is participating in individual workouts assigned by the team.

At least one Heat staff member also had a positive test, a source tells Jackson.

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6 thoughts on “Heat Have Another Positive COVID-19 Test

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Heat have a chance to go to East finals. How these players don’t stay home. Don’t get it. The way this is going. We could have a new Champion. Not Bucks, Not Lakers, Not Clippers . This could be someone’s BIG chance here. Wow

    • inkstainedscribe

      How about nobody? Season canceled … unless teams are ready to play with 1/4 of their rosters in quarantine.

    • El Don

      What is the point of staying at home? You can’t stop a virus, it just goes around. Only way not to catch it is to stop breathing, although I wouldn’t really recommend that to anyone. So the more people who catches it & the quicker the better, so we will have herd immunity & move on!

  2. Sillivan

    Players Positive For Coronavirus

    Player Reported
    Rudy Gobert (UTA) Mar. 11 (story)
    Donovan Mitchell (UTA) Mar. 12 (story)
    Christian Wood (DET) Mar. 14 (story)
    Kevin Durant (BRO) Mar. 17 (story)
    Marcus Smart (BOS) Mar. 19 (story)
    Nikola Jokic (DEN) Jun. 23 (story)
    Malcolm Brogdon (IND) Jun. 24 (story)
    Jabari Parker (SAC) Jun. 24 (story)
    Buddy Hield (SAC) Jun. 24 (story)
    Alex Len (SAC) Jun. 24 (tweet)
    Derrick Jones Jr. (MIA) Jun. 25 (tweet)
    Spencer Dinwiddie (BRO) Jun. 29 (story)
    DeAndre Jordan (BRO) Jun. 29 (story)
    Landry Shamet (LAC) Jul. 4 (story)

    Additional Coronavirus Cases In NBA

    Team Reported
    4* Nets Players Mar. 17 (story)
    2 Lakers Players Mar. 19 (story)
    3 76ers Org. Members Mar. 19 (tweet)
    Doris Burke Mar. 27 (tweet)
    James Dolan Mar. 28 (story)
    Michael Malone Jun. 15 (tweet)
    2 Suns Players Jun. 23 (story)
    4 West Conf. Players Jun. 23 (tweet)
    16 of 302 Players** Jun. 26 (story)
    3 Pelicans Players Jun. 30 (tweet)
    9 of 344 Players*** Jul. 2 (story)
    3 Heat Players**** Jul. 4 (tweet)

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      I’m still curious which Western Conference team had 4 players who tested positive. It doesn’t seem to be the Suns, Nuggets, Pelicans, or Kings so that leaves either the Lakers, Clippers, Jazz, Thunder, Rockets, Mavs, Grizzlies, Blazers, or Spurs.

    • x%sure

      Unless they got lung damage or passed it on, they might be better off. Probably though they could catch it again in the Spring.

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