Brooklyn Nets' newest acquisition, and Prince George's County native, Michael Beasley has been sent home from Orlando after testing positive for coronavirus, The Atletic's Shams Charania reports.
Beasley never made it onto the Nets practice court, according to Houston Rockets reporter Kelly Iko. He arrived at the team's hotel, passed a physical examination, and then needed to test negative for coronavirus for six consecutive days before he would be cleared to join the team.
He was never cleared.
As background: "Beasley arrived at the team's hotel, passed a physical examination and would need to test negative for the coronavirus for six consecutive days before he would be cleared to join the team at practice."— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) July 14, 2020
In other words, he had yet to truly enter. System caught it.
It is unclear if or when Beasley will return to the bubble after this diagnosis.
The Nets have been scrambling to put together a team ready to play in Orlando after they've lost half of their roster due to players opting-out or previous injuries.
The NBA released an official statement yesterday evening stating that of the 322 players tested for COVID-19 since arriving on the NBA Campus July 7, two have returned confirmed positive tests while in quarantine.
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