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Sport Silver 'cautiously optimistic' restart plan will succeed

01:47  28 july  2020
01:47  28 july  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver is hopeful the Orlando bubble currently housing 22 teams and over 300 players and staff at Walt Disney World will allow for the safe conclusion of the 2019-20 season.

Adam Silver wearing a suit and tie © David Dow / National Basketball Association / Getty

"From my standpoint, it's going very well, and I'm cautiously optimistic that we're on the right track," Silver told The New York Times' Marc Stein. "But I also recognize what we're doing has not been done before, and the competition is just beginning.

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"The real test will come when players are commingling, playing basketball without masks and without physical distancing."

So far, the numbers support Silver's positive outlook. The NBA and NBPA jointly announced on July 20 that none of the 346 players tested inside the Orlando campus since July 13 returned positive results for COVID-19.

The operation hasn't been without hiccups, however. Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams was excused from the bubble to attend a funeral, but he was ordered to undergo a 10-day quarantine upon return after visiting a gentlemen's club during his absence. His mandatory isolation period will force him to miss two of the Clippers' eight seeding games.

Some players were simply unaware of campus restrictions in their first few days in Orlando.

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Sacramento Kings big man Richaun Holmes had to quarantine for a second time after accidentally stepping outside the bubble's boundaries to pick up a food delivery. Before that, Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo reportedly broke his 48-hour quarantine upon arrival at the team's hotel and was thus confined to his room for another eight days.

For the most part, athletes appear to be safe inside the campus, and Silver commended them for their role in the overall plan.

"It requires significant sacrifice from our players," he said.

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Markelle Fultz reports to Orlando restart after non-coronavirus delay .
He was delayed for non-coronavirus reasons.Fultz did not ride the bus with teammates to the NBA’s restart campus in Orlando, he had a non-coronavirus matter to attend to, but he is there now reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

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