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    Re: NBA 2019-20: Hoopingest place on earth

    DeAndre Jordan opts out.

    This may accidentally help the Nets win more, as Jarret Allen is a better overall player (and better player for this squad).

    If Spencer Dinwiddie opts in (and that's questionable at this point), they're a sneaky good team. I don't think they'll necessarily upset Toronto (or perhaps Boston), but they could win two or three games and make them work for it.


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    Re: NBA 2019-20: Hoopingest place on earth

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    The Nuggets have temporarily shut down their practice facilities after two undisclosed positive tests for the coronavirus within the traveling party headed to Orlando, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Woj adds that the practice facilities have been closed since Saturday and will continue to be for "several days." The doors could open back up later this week though, but that will depend on the next few days of testing. Mandatory workouts for all teams heading to Orlando were set to begin on Wednesday so this is unfortunate timing for the Nuggets.

    SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter


    David Griffin said that three Pelicans players had positive COVID tests but won’t comment on who that is. Griffin added that those three players are in self isolation and are being tested daily, and that they can return to the team after two days of negative tests. Griffin said that he expects all of his players to opt into the Orlando restart but the only question mark right now is whether or not coach Alvin Gentry goes as well.

    SOURCE: Andrew Lopez on Twitter


    Spencer Dinwiddie has tested positive for Covid-19 and is symptomatic, putting his status in doubt for Orlando. Given that Rudy Gobert is still not fully recovered three months later there's a decent chance Dinwiddie won't play again this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Spencer Dinwiddie has tested positive for Covid-19 and is symptomatic, putting his status in doubt for Orlando. Given that Rudy Gobert is still not fully recovered three months later there's a decent chance Dinwiddie won't play again this season.
    It's possible. And I'm assuming Kyrie won't be playing for one reason or another. The Nets might be so undermanned they let the Wizards into the playoff picture.
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    Read an article today talking about the Raptors having to get to Florida early because they could not have their players return to Canada to prepare because it would require them the quarantine. There were so many inaccuracies in the article, I think the author may have just made most of it up. First it claimed they were staying in neighboring Naples because Orlando being an epicenter of the COVID outbreak. First, Orlando is not a hotzone for COVID, and never has been....the entire county of Orange which is where Orlando is located has had a grand total of 58 COVID related deaths. Second, Naples does not neighbor Orlando....it is about 3.5 hours away in Collier County which is a smaller population with a higher amount of deaths than Orange County. The thing that really made me think the Athletic article was simply made up in the authors apartment is because it claims the Raptors chose Naples because it was using Florida Gulf Coast Universities facilities as part of their small bubble.....but FGCU is not in Naples....it is over an hour away in Fort Myers. It just did not make sense....
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    Quote Originally Posted by adkindo View Post
    Read an article today talking about the Raptors having to get to Florida early because they could not have their players return to Canada to prepare because it would require them the quarantine. There were so many inaccuracies in the article, I think the author may have just made most of it up. First it claimed they were staying in neighboring Naples because Orlando being an epicenter of the COVID outbreak. First, Orlando is not a hotzone for COVID, and never has been....the entire county of Orange which is where Orlando is located has had a grand total of 58 COVID related deaths. Second, Naples does not neighbor Orlando....it is about 3.5 hours away in Collier County which is a smaller population with a higher amount of deaths than Orange County. The thing that really made me think the Athletic article was simply made up in the authors apartment is because it claims the Raptors chose Naples because it was using Florida Gulf Coast Universities facilities as part of their small bubble.....but FGCU is not in Naples....it is over an hour away in Fort Myers. It just did not make sense....
    Yeah, Canada today/yesterday extended their 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from beyond their borders.
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    Re: NBA 2019-20: Hoopingest place on earth

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    After a positive test for the coronavirus in the Los Angeles Clippers traveling party headed to Orlando next week, the organization closed its practice facility to players and staff as a precaution on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

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    A second Heat player has tested positive for COVID-19, and the Heat will shut down individual workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena, according to Ethan Skolnick of Five Reasons Sports. Derrick Jones Jr. is the first positive test, and it's currently unknown who has also tested positive on the Heat. Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel does add that it is a rotation player. The Heat are headed to Orlando on July 8, and they will resume activities in the Disney facilities.

    SOURCE: Ethan Skolnick on Twitter
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    Gordon Hayward said he'll leave the bubble in Orlando when his wife, whose due date is in September, goes into labor. September would be the midst of the playoffs, so Boston may need to navigate the loss of a key player at a less-than-ideal moment. "That's a pretty easy decision for me," Hayward said. "I've been there for the birth of all my children." Most players who leave the bubble will be required to quarantine for at least 10 days upon re-entry, but players with permission (which Hayward will have) may quarantine for as few as four days.

    SOURCE: Jared Weiss on Twitter
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    Re: NBA 2019-20: Hoopingest place on earth

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    The notion of a 'second bubble' for the eight teams not going to Orlando appears to have met resistance from many of those teams. Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that the NBA is "closing in on ... a second 'bubble' in Chicago ... enabling mini-training camps and subsequent games." However, an executive told NBC's Tom Haberstroh, “I’m shocked [by that report]. There was definitely no consensus." Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com adds that an unnamed veteran texted him, "I probably won’t play if it gets approved. Doubt many vets will.” The Knicks didn't participate in a recent call about the potential 'second bubble', but Steve Popper of Newsday reports that the Knicks "remain skeptical" about the idea.

    SOURCE: Tom Haberstroh on Twitter
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    Re: NBA 2019-20: Hoopingest place on earth

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    Victor Oladipo has decided to sit out of the resumed NBA season. "As a competitor and teammate this is tearing me apart," Oladipo told The Athletic. "But I truly believe continuing on the course I’m on and getting fully healthy for the 2020-21 season is the right decision for me.” Oladipo had been unsure of his status for Orlando since last month, and his decision to opt out isn't a big surprise. Back in March, Oladipo said he still wasn't 100% from his knee surgery, and all this time off does add additional unknowns on his recovery. Oladipo also has one more year under contract with the Pacers, so focusing on 2020-21 makes sense. With him out, Aaron Holiday, T.J. McConnell and Justin Holiday figure to see some extra minutes.

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    Re: NBA 2019-20: Hoopingest place on earth

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    A third Heat player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. One of the players is Derrick Jones Jr., who tested positive on June 23. The other two players have tested positive in recent days -- their names aren't being disclosed, but Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald writes they are both "rotation players." The Heat will travel into the Orlando bubble without these players, and will be without them until their self-isolation is complete, they've passed two negative tests, and they've been cleared to play by a physician.

    SOURCE: Barry Jackson on Twitter


    Landry Shamet has tested positive for coronavirus and is unlikely to travel with the Clippers to Orlando this week. This doesn't mean Shamet won't eventually join the Clippers in the bubble. Before he does, though, he'll need to self-isolate and pass two negative tests, then test negative again upon arriving in Orlando. Teams won't play exhibitions until July 22 and the Clippers' first real game will be played July 30, so Shamet may not miss any games. Still, the more practices and workouts he misses, the more he'll need to catch up once he's healthy and cleared to play.

    SOURCE: Shams Charania on Twitter
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    The asterisk is going to be huge for the team that claims the 2019-20 NBA Championship...the funky format, players not participating and what ever players have to exit because of COVID. I get the intentions are good, but if the NBA wanted fans to take the playoffs seriously, the social justice phrases in place of the names and BLM on the courts will only take away from that effort.
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    Two very important Assistant Coaches, both highly regarded for their ability to inspire quality Defensive efforts from their players, won't be attending because of underlying medical conditions. They did not pass the NBA's 5-member medical team panel that makes the decision.

    The Lakers' Lionel Hollins and the Pelicans' Jeff Bzdelik will have to give their assistance from their home training facilities, where they can use the taperoom to assist them and their teams.

    This is huge as these are two of the NBA's favorite teams. They were clearly hoping for a 1st Round matchup between the Lakers and the Pelicans. NBATV is featuring just a handful of teams before preseason games begin with repeated multiple times previews of the Lakers, Pelicans, Bucks, Rockets, Clippers and Celtics.
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