According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Sixers SG Seth Curry has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes just moments after the team fell to the Brooklyn Nets, a game in which Curry was in attendance.
The newly-signed SG was listed as questionable for tonight’s game due to an ankle injury, therefore traveled with the team. He was actually on the bench with his teammates during the first quarter. Upon the receipt of a positive result, Seth Curry was sent to an ‘isolation room’ before leaving the arena separated from the team.
That’s all well and good, but the Sixers received the positive test before the game and proceeded to play the game against the Nets anyway. We don’t know if measures were taken to try and prevent this, if the Sixers did make league officials aware, or if news didn’t even travel that far. Either way, this is bad news.
The best-case scenario (if you can call it that) is that Curry will miss 14 days worth of game-time due to self-isolating. This is a huge blow to a team that is thriving due to his unbelievable shooting efficiency. He’s drilling 59.5% of threes attempted this year and averaging 17 points per game. Curry has been an explosive addition to this new-look Sixers team and losing him will sting massively.
The worst-case scenario is that multiple members of the team have it and have potentially passed it on to at least one member of the Nets, causing a horrible snowball effect. We just have to hope that this won’t be the case and that Curry can self-isolate with the peace of mind that none of his teammates have contracted the virus.
As things stand, the Sixers are set to square off against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday at 3PM. That game may well be postponed depending on the results of the ‘contact tracing’ that the team will undergo tonight in quarantine.
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