Nuggets Close Training Facility Due to Coronavirus Positives

Jerami Grant (9) of the Denver Nuggets in March. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Denver Nuggets have chosen to close their team’s practice facility for several days after two members of the team’s traveling party tested positive for the coronavirus.

These people, reportedly staff members and not players, had been in the facility recently and as a precaution, the 43-22 Nuggets were forced to shut down their facility in order to disinfect it, closing the facility until further notice.

The Nuggets, currently slated to be the Western Conference’s 3rd seed in the NBA Playoffs, are set to travel to Orlando in preparations for the season’s restart on July 7th.

The players which are in Denver, however, will be forced to practice and train individually and at a different place rather than the team’s facility after the scare.

This isn’t the only positive test which the Nuggets have received since the pandemic began, as center Nikola Jokic tested positive for the virus in his native country of Serbia last week.

Jokic remains in Serbia and will have to receive two negative test results in order to be allowed to return to the United States and to return to practice.

For now, the Nuggets can only hope that the outbreak within its team is confined to the two staff members and that it has not spread to other players and personnel who spent time in the facility.