Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors are not great, as the Brooklyn Nets, the last team the Lakers faced, had four players test positive for COVID-19
Despite the NBA season being suspended, there have been plenty of Los Angeles Lakers rumors popping up. However, the most recent Lakers rumors will make people nervous.
This is a scary time with COVID-19 spreading across not only the country but the world. The NBA has not been immune to the virus, as the first person to test positive for the virus was Utah Jazz center, Rudy Gobert. That is what started the suspension of the league and other sports in the country.
Gobert’s positive test was followed by his Jazz teammate, Donovan Mitchell. Detroit Pistons’ big man, Christian Wood, was the third player to have a positive test. The Pistons faced off against the Jazz on March 7th.
If that is when Wood contracted the virus, it didn’t slow him down on the court. He had arguably the two best games of his career in the following matchups against the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers, totaling 54 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and five steals. He scored a career-high 32 points against the 76ers.
Unfortunately, that number has more than doubled today. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for coronavirus.
Wojnarowski also adds that the team was tested upon their return from San Francisco. They paid a private company for the tests. One player showed symptoms today while the rest have shown no symptoms.
One of those players is Kevin Durant, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Durant told The Athletic that he was feeling fine.
The Nets are notifying anyone who has come into contact with the players, including recent opponents. One of those teams is the Lakers.
The Lakers final game played before the NBA suspended operations was against the Nets at the STAPLES Center. The Nets pulled off a big upset that night, as the Lakers had a listless performance following a big weekend against the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers, both games they won.
As the last team to play against the Nets, it is fair to assume that everyone on the Lakers will be tested in the coming days. Hopefully, the Lakers do not add to the amount of NBA players that are infected with COVID-19 and all tests come back negative.