Ava Wallace of The Washington Post:
Garrison Mathews, Thomas Bryant and Gary Payton did not travel with the Wizards to Orlando, per sources. Mathews for personal reasons. Bryant and Payton have tested positive for the coronavirus.
— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) July 10, 2020
The NBA announced 25 players tested positive from June 23-29. It’s unclear whether Bryant and Payton were among that group or additional positive cases.
It’s also unclear whether Bryant, Payton and Mathews will join the team at Disney World.
Bryant would be a particularly significant loss. His optimism and energy in tough situations are exactly what the Wizards need right now.