NBA shutters facilities after Celtics guard Marcus Smart tests positive for coronavirus

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Half an hour after that report, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart announced he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well.

Play was suspended after Rudy Gobert was the first player to be publicly confirmed with a positive coronavirus test.

Earlier on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets both announced members of their organizations had tested positive to COVID-19, but neither team confirmed whether any of their players were affected.

"We've been told that the testing is in short supply and we're treating ourselves like people", Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Tuesday.

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Boston is among eight teams having been revealed by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver to have done their own testing for the virus in his Wednesday interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols.

"Help protect others by protecting yourself". "The team is awaiting further testing results and will communicate them as appropriate".

Smart, who posted a video on Twitter shortly after the Celtics released a statement, said he has been in isolation since getting tested five days ago. The Lakers said team doctors are closely monitoring the two players. "But either way, negative or positive results, we still have to be quarantined for a couple of weeks so I am in the house as well, just like you are".

Smart and the two Lakers players are showing no symptoms of COVID-19, are now being quarantined and will be monitored by each team's medical staff.

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"I'm incredibly blessed to just have some free weights here".

The NBA now has 10 players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Their statement did not clarify whether the positive tests were players or other team employees.

The Sixers said the positive cases were uncovered after health authorities warned that certain players, coaches and support staff may have been exposed to COVID-19.

"The health of our players, staff, fans and community is paramount, and we continue to be guided by medical experts at this time", the team said.

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"We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive", the Lakers said in a statement. The 76ers and Nuggets also did not reveal if the positive tests were linked to players, coaches or another level of staff.

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