Report: Sixers put entire team in quarantine after player tests positive for COVID-19 during game

Jack Baer
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The Philadelphia 76ers have put their entire team in quarantine after a player tested positive for COVID-19 during Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The team will reportedly remain in New York for Thursday night and undergo contact tracing.

The player who tested positive did not play in Thursday’s game, went to an isolation room immediately and later left the arena separate from the team, according to another report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski also reported that the Sixers learned of the test near the start of the game, but still played on.

Per Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the Nets will still fly to Memphis, where they are scheduled to face the Grizzlies on Friday. The Sixers’ positive test might also be of interest to the Washington Wizards, who faced the Sixers on Wednesday and are scheduled to face the Boston Celtics on Friday.

CAMDEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Interior of 76ers logo painted on wooden floor at Sixers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey during the Julius Erving Youth Basketball Clinic  on September 9, 2017  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for PGD Global)
The Sixers had a player test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for PGD Global)

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