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Wolves President of Basketball Ops., Gersson Rosas, says it is "heartbreaking" that KAT tested positive, especially with what the Towns family has been through with COVID-19. "It's a lesson for all of us. Basketball is a microcosm of society right now...this virus is powerful"
The organization has had two positive COVID-19 tests over the last two days and one player is in the league's contact tracing protocols, Rosas says.
Sources: Kyrie Irving will be out due to health and safety protocols for Saturday’s game against Orlando.
While Irving has expressed a desire to return, sources say, the extensive time away from the court requires a period of ramping up basketball activities.
Significant discussion on league's call with general managers today about expanding rosters by allowing a third two-way contract slot this season, sources tell ESPN. That'll have to be worked out with NBPA, but there's momentum toward it.
Players on two-way contracts are eligible to be activated up to 50 of the 72 regular season games this season.
James Harden has completed his physical with Brooklyn, but will not be able to participate in today’s practice, a team spokesperson tells ESPN.
Every player involved in the 4-team trade must complete their physical before Harden can participate in any on-court team activity.
Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols.
Replying to @malika_andrews: Irving will have to forfeit the salary for the games he missed in a five day quarantine, which ends Saturday, the leagu…
A third Washington Wizards player has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources tell ESPN. The NBA postponed Wednesday and Friday games involving the team this week.
The NBA still has to decide on allowing the Wizards to play Sunday/Monday games in DC vs. Cleveland, but the chances of those games withstanding a postponement are fading.
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