Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors involve the coronavirus, as the team will have to undergo testing and self-quarantine as they were the last team to face the Brooklyn Nets, who had four players test positive for the virus.
Recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors involve an update involving the coronavirus. The total number of positive tests more than doubled on Tuesday, as the Brooklyn Nets had four players test positive.
The Nets’ players are the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh players to test positive in the league. Kevin Durant was the only one of the four players to be revealed as testing positive. Rudy Gobert was first, followed by his Utah Jazz teammate, Donovan Mitchell. Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons was the third.
The Nets’ players testing positive has a direct impact on the Lakers team. The Lakers were the last team to play against the Nets. Brooklyn pulled off the upset in that game, as Los Angeles fell for the trap game. After defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers over the weekend, they didn’t bring their A-game against the Nets.
As a result of that being the last game they played, the Lakers will now have to undergo testing for the COVID-19.
According to Brad Turner, the Lakers will be getting tested tomorrow for the virus. They will also have to self-quarantine for 14 days as they await test results.
Lakers players were allowed to leave the Los Angeles area this week. Whether or not if they left, they were asked to check in with the medical staff every day.
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Workout restrictions were also put in place, as they couldn’t work out in groups and the workout had to be conducted at the team’s facility of their homes.
However, there shouldn’t be any logistic issues for taking the tests, as most players remained in the area according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
The Nets’ organization released a statement about the positive tests as well.
"“The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting,” the Nets said in a statement. “All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.”"
Hopefully, none of the Lakers players or personnel test positive for the virus.