Nuggets All-Star middle Nikola Jokic, who recently spent time with tennis star Novak Djokovic in their native Serbia, has also examined for constructive for COVID-19, resources instructed ESPN.
Jokic’s return to the U.S. — in preparing for the resumption of the NBA time — will be temporarily delayed, though ESPN reviews that the 25-calendar year-aged is asymptomatic and anticipated to be in a position to travel within a week, ahead of groups first arrive at the Disney campus in Orlando on July 7 and the regular time picks back again up on July 30. Jokic’s Nuggets (43-22) at present keep the third-most effective record in the Western Conference.
Because play was suspended on March 11, the previously cumbersome big man has misplaced roughly 40 kilos and is reportedly in great condition to improve on last season’s Game 7 loss in the Western Meeting semifinals, which marked the Nuggets’ very best playoff operate in a ten years. This season, the All-NBA heart has averaged 20.2 factors, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists.
In March, Denver mentor Michael Malone also contracted the virus, though he wasn’t knowledgeable of it until eventually having an antibody exam in late May perhaps.
It was also reported that two members of the Phoenix Suns experienced also examined positive for the virus on Tuesday, the to start with day of group-administered coronavirus testing.
As for Djokovic, he and his wife, Jelena, have tested positive for coronavirus after acquiring public backlash for web hosting the controversial Adria Tour and reckless partying in the center of a pandemic.