Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tests positive for COVID-19 and he must remain in Serbia until he is cleared of the virus.
With the NBA Bubble expected to begin in a few weeks, this isn't the sort of news that Denver Nuggets fans were hoping to hear. As teams begin to brace themselves for a significant number of positive tests, one of them has just come back.
According to several sources, one of the top players on the Nuggets squad has just tested positive for the virus.
Nikola Jokic, the team's center, has been staying in his native Serbia during the pandemic and, ahead of his trip to Orlando, he tested positive for COVID-19, which means that he will need to stay put until he is cleared to travel again.
Jokic reportedly tested positive last week and is expected to fly to Denver within the week. He has been asymptomatic since being diagnosed.
Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the leading reporters for all things NBA, noted that Adam Silver is expecting a lot of positive tests in the coming weeks. Whether or not that will have an effect on the season's reset is yet to be determined.
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Hopefully, Nikola Jokic gets well soon and is able to show off his skills in the playoffs for the Nuggets, who are hoping to make a deep run.