Two New Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players Since Dec. 16

The NBA’s coronavirus testing program has turned up two new confirmed positive tests among players since the last update on December 16, the league and the players’ union announced today.

According to the press release from the NBA and NBPA, 558 players were tested during that time, though some of those players are no longer under contract, as roster limits decreased on Monday from 20 players to 17 for the regular season.

The league and the players’ union don’t specify which players tested positive for COVID-19, but it’s possible both of this week’s affected players are Rockets. The NBA said in a Wednesday press release that three Houston players had returned positive or inconclusive tests. Ben McLemore and KJ Martin are believed to be two of those players, per reports — the third isn’t known.

The NBA and NBPA announced on December 16 that there was one new positive test among 549 players during the previous testing window.

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