Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook announced Monday on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Westbrook said that he tested positive before the Rockets departed for the NBA restart in Orlando, meaning that he couldn’t travel with the team to Disney. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters on Sunday night that he was expecting Westbrook to arrive and join the team by midway through the week.
Rockets Coach Mike D'Antoni says he expects James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Luc Mbah a Moute to join the team by mid-week - says they're all working out "at their home bases" and doesn't think them missing the beginning of Houston's training camp will be a big deal.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) July 13, 2020
It’s not clear if D’Antoni knew about Westbrook’s COVID-19 diagnosis before he made that estimate about his arrival, and Westbrook’s current arrival timeline is unknown. The Rockets are currently in sixth place in the Western Conference and have clinched a playoff berth.
Westbrook is currently quarantining, but is experiencing no symptoms. He encouraged everyone to take the coronavirus seriously and mask up.
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