The NBA and NBPA announced Wednesday in a Press release that of the 278 players tested for COVID-19 since May 26, none returned a new confirmed positive test.
After a turbulent NBA season marred by postponed games and players losing a lot of time due to health and safety protocols, the playoffs have managed to continue uninterrupted by COVID-related delays, and things appear to be going in the right direction.
This marks two consecutive weeks for the league without a positive result, as well as only two positive tests since May 5, an encouraging sign for the league as the NBA approaches the second round of the 2021 postseason and the stadiums. They have eased their fan capacity restrictions.
Given the league previous concerns On ensuring player safety in this year’s bubble-free postseason, it would appear that the protocols in place are working, a welcome relief as the NBA tries to recreate a sense of normalcy around the draft process and the Summer League this season. short.