Report: Nine NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 between June 24-29

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Nine NBA players tested positive for the coronavirus between June 24-29, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The league has ramped up testing as the Orlando restart looms and, per Charania, out of the 351 players to test since June 23, 25 have tested positive while 10 out of 884 team staff have also received positive results.

The players noted in the numbers above were not identified but notable names to have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last few months include Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Marcus Smart, Spencer Dinwiddie, and DeAndre Jordan.

Despite the increasing numbers, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver remains confident in the planned restart for the end of this month.