Toronto Raptors arrive in Florida despite viral threat
NBA defending champion Toronto Raptors arrived in Florida on Monday to begin their championship defense.
If they are lucky enough to reach the final, then the Raptors will stay in the town for nearly four months.
The team did not let anyone speak to the media on Monday.
When the league game was suspended on March 11, some players had already chosen to return home.
The Raptors will hold personal training until the training camp officially begins.
On Tuesday, the alliance will begin data COVID-19 testing.
The Raptors are the only team outside the United States. They chose to travel to Florida earlier than the other 21 teams to avoid players returning to Canada and undergoing quarantine.
According to Canada’s “COVID-19” policy, US players must be isolated for 14 days after returning to Canada, so the team decided to meet as early as possible at Disney.
The Raptors issued a statement in the media on Monday outlining the team’s plan to move forward.
“According to the NBA and team safety regulations, no group exercises will be conducted during the return to the game, and strict procedures have been designed to ensure initial access in a safe, controlled and healthy manner.”
The Raptors last played on March 9th, when they won 101-92 in Utah, expanding their winning streak to four games.
Toronto’s record was 46-18 at the time, and it was second in the East when the Eastern Conference was suspended.
This post is written by Wentreal Holland