Five Wizards Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

The Wizards are now up to five players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Shams Charania and Fred Katz of The Athletic (Twitter link).

A report on Thursday indicated that a third Wizards player had returned a positive COVID-19 test, so two more players have since joined that group. It’s unclear exactly how many other players on the roster have been affected by the NBA’s contact tracing protocols.

The Wizards’ home game vs. Utah on Wednesday was postponed due to the team’s lack of available players, and tonight’s game in Detroit won’t be played as scheduled either.

At this point, it seems increasingly likely that the Wizards’ two games against Cleveland on Sunday and Monday will have to be postponed as well, though nothing has been officially announced on that front yet.

The NBA and its teams aren’t announcing which players test positive for COVID-19, so unless it’s reported in the coming days, we won’t get much clarity on which Wizards players are out until the team has to issue its next injury report. We do know that Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner were placed into the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Tuesday.

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