Near the start of their game in Brooklyn on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers were informed that starting guard Seth Curry had tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who added that Curry (who was initially ruled out of the game with an evil ankle) spent the first quarter on the Sixers’ bench before being put in an isolated room and eventually leaving the arena separate from the team.
Shams Charania from The Athletic reported that Philadelphia’s entire team will now quarantine in New York, and contact tracking begins. The fact that Curry spent the first quarter on the bench before the Sixers learned of his positive result is, of course, worrying.
Joel Embiid, who was sitting next to Curry on the bench, intends to quarantine himself away from his family until he is sure he did not get the virus, pr. ESPNs Ramona Shelburne. Currently, the Sixers are scheduled to play in Denver on Saturday.
In terms of nets, Joe Vardon from The Athletic reports that they are will still fly to Memphis, where they are scheduled to play a back-to-back Friday night. Remember, Kevin Durant is already out after being exposed to the virus. Regardless of the COVID-19 exposure on Thursday, Kyrie Irving is not taking the trip to Memphis for personal reasons, according to a Nets spokeswoman.
Brooklyn defeated Sixers Thursday, 122-109.
*We will continue to update this story as details become available.