Even if there is still some time before the teams arrive, Covid-19 is a problem that NBA has to deal with immediately. After the week of swabs carried out on all the players and staff members who will have to go to the Disney World bubble in Orlando, teams must manage the positive cases found within them, such as L.A.
Clippers with Landry Shamet or the Brooklyn Nets with Spencer Dinwiddie. Here is the NBA protocol to reach Disney World: those who will not be able to travel with the team charter for coronavirus positivity or for mitigating circumstances, such as family circumstances, will have to organize themselves in collaboration with NBA with a private flight, a commercial flight, or driving to Disney World.
In the case of private flight or guide, the player must be negative with two buffers in order to participate in the activities. In the case of a commercial flight, the negative swabs must be three in a row. As for players whose names have not been revealed are positive, players will have to observe 14 days of quarantine and be negative to two swabs before they can embark for Orlando.
In Disney World training camps, players will be able to play five-on-five with their teammates for the first time after months of inactivity. Teams will arrive in groups in Florida, starting Tuesday through Thursday, and everyone will have to observe two days of quarantine.
The first group can begin training from Thursday. The first friendly matches (three for each team) are scheduled for Wednesday 22 July.
Landry Shamet tested positive to the swab
Another NBA player was found positive for Coronavirus: this is Landry Shamet, the Los Angeles Clippers' shooting guard who therefore will not leave with his teammates for Disney Wolrd, in Orlando, Florida, where the various teams will arrive between 7 and 9 July 2020 However, Shamet will be able to reach his companions by traveling independently once he is healed, that is, after having tested negative for three swabs.
There are other stars who will not be in Orlando for several reasons. Victor Oladipo said: "The decision destroys me. I feel I am at a very good point with my rehabilitation, getting closer and closer to 100%. But with all the variables that are there, from how I will manage to rebuilding the workload to play five against five, at the risk of muscle injuries that could delay my rehabilitation.
As well as the insecurity of the situation in the bubble, I cannot mentally feel comfortable playing. " Also Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics has already announced that in September he will leave the Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida, to stay close to his wife Robyn, on the occasion of the birth of the fourth child: "The decision is simple: I was present at the birth of all my daughters, there are more important things in life.
I know that the NBA has a protocol for events like this, so I hope to be able to observe the quarantine and the tests in the right times, to be able to get back on time with my teammates. " Utah Jazz's Mike Conley is also in a similar situation, whose son is expected to be born on August 27th.