The NBA and NBPA announced Wednesday in a press release that out of the 278 players tested for COVID-19 since May 26, none returned a new positive confirmed test.

After a turbulent NBA season marred by postponed games and players missing substantial time due to health and safety protocols, the playoffs have managed to proceed uninterrupted by COVID-related delays, and it appears that things are trending in the right direction.

This marks two straight weeks for the league without a positive result, as well as only two positive tests since May 5, an encouraging sign for the league as the NBA approaches the second round of the 2021 postseason — and as stadiums have eased their restrictions for fan capacity.

Given the league’s previous concerns about ensuring the safety of the players in this year’s bubble-free postseason, it would appear that the protocols in place are working — a welcome relief as the NBA attempts to recreate some sense of normalcy surrounding the draft process and Summer League this offseason.





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