Zero just might become the NBA’s new favorite number.
The NBA in conjunction with the NBPA announced on Monday that out of the 346 players who were tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus in the Orlando bubble, zero have tested positive for the virus since test results were last announced on July 13.
The NBA didn’t make clear if there were any positive COVID-19 test results amongst coaching staffs and other team personnel.
But for no players to test positive, it’s a strong and encouraging sign that the policies the NBA has put in place are working. Sacramento Kings forward Richaun Holmes, who accidentally ventured outside the NBA campus at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, had to quarantine in his room for a 10-day period as did Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo for also breaking quarantine. To go along with being re-quarantined, both Holmes and Caboclo were subject to more coronavirus testing.
It seems though that the NBA is right on schedule to resume its regular season in less than two weeks. The Boston Celtics first of eight games to help determine playoff seeding begins on July 31 versus the Milwaukee Bucks at 6:30 p.m. EST.