According to Shams Charania, LA Clippers goalkeeper Landry Shamet tested positive for COVID-19.
Due to his positive test, Landry will not travel to Orlando with the team, but will likely meet with them 14 days later. He still has a good chance that he will play with the LA Clippers before the opening night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Landry is the first Los Angeles Clipper player to catch COVID-19 as the virus continues to spread in the Los Angeles area.
Shamet was available to the media on Wednesday, where he said how good he felt in the season. When asked what he feared getting the virus, Shamet said, “There is no safe option at this point. You can get him to get gas today on the street. “
The Clippers closed their training center on Thursday after a member of their traveling party caught COVID-19. It is unknown whether this member was Landry, or someone else entirely. As a result, the team closed the training center on Friday, with no indication of when it will reopen.
Many consider Shamet to be the “X-Factor” for the Clippers, and they will definitely need him for their playoffs. He is the team’s specialized three-point shooter, used in the same way as JJ Redick in the past.