48 NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus out of 546 tested during the initial testing phase from Nov. 24-30, the NBA and NBPA announced.
Everyone across the NBA expected a number of positive tests because players are returning to their home market and restarting the league’s health and safety protocols.
This is part of the process and similar to when players were tested before the July NBA restart in Orlando, Charania notes.
“Anyone who has returned a positive test during this initial phase of testing in their team’s market is isolated until they are cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and Players Association in accordance with CDC guidance,” according to the statement by the NBA and NBPA.
The full statement from the NBA and NBPA: