3 Pelicans Players Self-Isolating After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 30, 2020

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Three New Orleans Pelicans players tested positive for COVID-19 when the team began to ramp up activities leading into the NBA season restart July 30.

Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin told reporters the three players, who weren't named, are self-isolating and undergoing daily tests and can return to the team after two days of negative tests.

Per ESPN's Andrew Lopez, the three positive tests for the Pelicans were among the 16 announced last week by the NBA and National Basketball Players Association out of 302 conducted June 23. The 22 teams included in the restart tested players and staff members included in the traveling parties that will be going to the Orlando area next month.

Under the NBA's return schedule, players will begin mandatory individual workouts Wednesday. The Pelicans are among the group of eight teams scheduled to travel to Orlando on July 8.

New Orleans will take on the Utah Jazz in the first game of the restart.

The Pelicans (28-36) are 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies (32-33) for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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