Bucks and Kings shut down practice facilities after receiving coronavirus test results


The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings closed their training facilities on Sunday, sources told ESPN after receiving the results of a recent round of tests for the coronavirus.It wasn’t immediately clear if there was more than one positive test on the Bucks, but Milwaukee plans to keep its facilities closed for training until the traveling team leaves Thursday for the restart from the league in Orlando, Florida, sources say.

A member of the traveling Sacramento team tested positive for COVID-19, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated, and the Kings also plan to close their training center while departing for Orlando on Wednesday.

The Bucks and Kings are part of several teams, including the Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, LA Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, which closed their training facilities last week.

In accordance with the health and safety guidelines of the league, any player contracting the coronavirus must quarantine and test negative twice before being medically authorized to travel to Orlando.

The Bucks have the best NBA record at 53-12 before the July 30 restart at Walt Disney World. The Kings, at 28-36, hope to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

Athletic first reported that the Kings were closing their training facilities.


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