David Griffin, vice president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans, confirmed that three players on the team tested positive for coronavirus.
Griffin did not disclose which players tested positive, so it was interesting to see how the team reacted after the game started.
Griffin spoke briefly in the media on Tuesday, notifying everyone of the results.
The Alliance has established a system to deal specifically with these cases. The system is effective and we will do our best to deal with it,” Griffin said.
“But from a basketball perspective, I think you will see that COVID has a huge impact on the team and even some teams that have entered the playoff seed bubble. You have already seen that Brooklyn is indeed destroyed by the COVID situation. Again, this is the situation where all of us are at the mercy of the same enemy.”
The Pelicans’ 65-year-old coach Alvin Gentry (Alvin Gentry) said on Tuesday that he plans to join the Orlando team and looks forward to entering the playoffs.
When the NBA returns in Orlando next month and the rookie feels Zion Willamson returns to the floor, the Pelicans will become one of the most interesting teams.
New Orleans is only 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies, ranking eighth in the league.