Living in a world with coronavirus, NBA players are contracting coronavirus. The league has ramped up testing in advance of resuming at Disney World, with several players testing positive:
- Nuggets star Nikola Jokic
- Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon
- Kings guard Buddy Hield
- Kings forward Jabari Parker
- Kings center Alex Len
- Two Suns
Add Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. to the list.
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for COVID-19, a league source told the Miami Herald.
Jones, 23, has been asymptomatic and still expects to participate in the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. He was tested Tuesday, when mandatory COVID-19 testing for NBA players and staff began to be issued on a regular basis.
Hopefully, Jones recovers as quickly as he desires.
Jones faces far more uncertainty. Approaching unrestricted free agency this offseason, the undrafted player has a chance at his first relatively lucrative contract.