Two Lakers players have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), the team announced Thursday. The players' names have not been released.
The players "are asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team's physician," the team said in its statement.
Shams Charania of The Athletic/Stadium and Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported before the Lakers' announcement that results of tests taken earlier in the week showed two positives. Turne reported that 14 Lakers players were tested Wednesday and received the results Thursday.
The two Lakers players bring the total of NBA players known to have contracted the virus to 10. Four members of the Nets, including Kevin Durant, were the most recent players to test positive before the Lakers' results. The Nets played the Lakers in Los Angeles on March 10, two days before the NBA suspended play in response to a positive test result by Jazz center Rudy Gobert
The Lakers news comes shortly after the 76ers announced three positive tests within their organization (the Sixers did not specify whether players tested positive), and just before the Celtics announced that a player tested positive. Boston guard Marcus Smart announced on social media that he was the player
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