Nuggets without multiple players in Orlando

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Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris and forwards Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig reportedly have not made the trip to Walt Disney World.

Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, who recently spoke about Nikola Jokic still waiting for a flight to the U.S., would not go into details regarding others who haven’t been spotted in Orlando.

“I’m not going to get into the details of who’s here and who’s not,” Malone said. “We have some players here and unfortunately because of the coronavirus pandemic we have some players that aren’t here. Due to respect of their privacy I’m not going to confirm or deny anyone that’s here or not.”

The Nuggets can’t release any results related to coronavirus without that player’s consent.

There have been no indications that Harris (10.4 points per game), Porter (7.5 points per game) or Craig (5.0 points per game) will opt out of the season restart, meaning that when they eventually arrive in Orlando, they will have to register two negative coronavirus tests before participating in basketball activities.

However, if any of their absences linger into next week, their status for the Nuggets’ first game on Aug. 1 against the Miami Heat will be in question.