The NBA has informed teams that a player will not be allowed to travel with their team to Orlando if he misses a coronavirus test.
Specifically, if a player misses a test on one of the two days before their team’s travel date (July 7-9), the player would then have to register three consecutive negative tests before traveling to Orlando, according to Shams Charania.
Any player who misses a test or has “extenuating circumstances” that the league is aware of, will have to arrange his own travel to join his team, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
The player reportedly has the option of flying on a charter flight at his expense, traveling by car, or flying commercial.
If the player flies privately or drives, he will have to test negative twice before resuming basketball activities.
In the league’s most recent coronavirus testing update, nine players tested positive between June 24-29, bringing the total to 25 positive tests out of 351 players.
Any player who tests positive must remain in isolation until they meet the health and safety guidelines and are cleared by a physician.