The Philadelphia 76ers are currently in a tough situation as they are still in New York following their loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. That is due to the fact that Seth Curry tested positive for the novel coronavirus and the team is undergoing health and safety protocols.
Of course, this means that there will be some contact tracing being done along with tests for the entire team. The Sixers do have a game coming up against the Denver Nuggets back in Philadelphia Saturday afternoon and the expectation is that multiple players will miss time due to the tracing.
The 76ers are expected to have multiple players miss time due to contact tracing and are still awaiting results of today’s coronavirus testing, sources tell ESPN. Those players were in close contact with Seth Curry, who sources say returned a positive test on Thursday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 8, 2021
One of those players will most likely be Joel Embiid who sat down next to Curry on the bench during the game before he left the arena and anybody knew he tested positive. Embiid has a three-month-old son that he would like to keep safe during this time, so he will isolate himself from his family until he knows he is OK.
Excuse the blurry screenshots here, but looking back through the first quarter footage tonight.
Seth Curry was the only player on the first row of the bench to start the game. As time wore on, other guys (including Embiid right next to him unmasked) were much closer pic.twitter.com/AZqYWUOpYs
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 8, 2021
This story will continue to be updated as more details emerge.
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