Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the team altering its travel plans to commence contact tracing.
According to multiple reports, the Sixers were made aware of Curry’s positive test early in Thursday’s game against the Nets in Brooklyn. Curry did not play due to an ankle injury, but he sat in the bench area for a portion of the first quarter. After learning of the test results, Curry left the bench and was isolated from the rest of the team.
The Sixers will remain in New York overnight to begin contact tracing Friday, according to reports. Their next scheduled game is Saturday in Philadelphia against the Denver Nuggets.
The situation could present difficult tracing issues for the league. Curry played 36 minutes in the Sixers’ previous game Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, who have since traveled to Boston to play the Celtics on Friday.
The Nets reportedly still planned to travel to Memphis where they are scheduled to play the Grizzlies on Friday. Brooklyn is already without star forward Kevin Durant until at least Sunday while he remains in quarantine after being exposed to coronavirus.
Curry wore a mask during his time on the Sixers bench Thursday and was seen sitting near Joel Embiid at one point. Embiid, who has a 3-month-old son, later told ESPN that he plans to quarantine away from his family while the team conducts contact tracing.
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