As the NBA gets ready to restart the season, the coronavirus is throwing a wrench in their training plans.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings shut down their practice facilities on Sunday, according to reports. The closure came after receiving the results of a recent round of testing for the coronavirus.
What is not known is if there was more than one positive test on the Bucks.
However, Milwaukee plans to keep its facility closed for workouts. This is until the team’s traveling party departs Thursday for the league’s restart in Orlando, Florida.
The Bucks have the NBA’s best record at 53-12 heading into the July 30 restart at Walt Disney World.
Already one member of the Sacramento Kings traveling party tested positive for COVID-19.
Now the Kings are planning to keep their practice facility closed as well. Players will not be able to train there through their departure for Orlando on Wednesday.
The Kings, at 28-36, are hoping to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
The Bucks and Kings join several teams, including the Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, and L.A. Clippers that have shut down facilities for workouts in the past week.
According to the league’s health and safety guidelines, players who contract the coronavirus must quarantine and test negative twice.
This is the only way they can be medically cleared to make the trip to Orlando.