NBA Teams Close Practice Facilities After COVID Tests

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The sports world is at the mercy of coronavirus testing. Recent results have added the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings to a growing list of teams that have closed their practice facilities days before they are scheduled to head to Orlando, Fla., for the NBA’s plan to restart the 2019-20 season.

According to ESPN, the Kings’ facility closed Sunday after one member of the traveling party tested positive for COVID-19. The results of the Bucks’ tests haven’t been made public, but they are scheduled to leave Thursday for Orlando — a day after the Kings. It was reported last month that the Sacramento’s Jabari Parker, Buddy Hield and Alex Len had all tested positive for the virus.

The Kings and Bucks aren’t the first teams to shut down, as the Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets have also recently closed their facilities. Any player who tests positive for coronavirus is required to quarantine and test negative twice before heading to Orlando.

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