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Report: Seth Curry tests positive for COVID-19

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday night. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team learned of the news near the start of the Brooklyn Nets game.

Woj went on to report that the entire Sixers’ team is staying the night in New York as the team will commence contact tracing.

This is quite a wild sequence of events to say the least. While details are sure to develop with time, I question why the Sixers even played the Brooklyn game while knowing that this was a developing problem with the team. If that was indeed the case — which it seems to be — it was a very reckless decision to continue with the game while putting players on both teams at risk.

Curry played in Wednesday night’s game with several Sixers and Washington Wizards players. The scale of how many people may have been exposed to the virus is pretty big. He also traveled with the team to Brooklyn and even sat on the Sixers’ bench for the first quarter until it was known he tested positive for COVID.

Seth Curry was wearing a mask during his time spent on the bench. However, multiple Sixers who subbed in and out during the first quarter were close to him without wearing masks. Joel Embiid was one of several players that was in proximity of Curry.

Reports later came out that Joel Embiid intends to self quarantine from this until he’s certain that he didn’t contract the virus.

The status of the Sixers’ Saturday game against the Denver Nuggets is likely up in the air as of now. We will likely know which Sixers will have to quarantine over the next week as the team conducts contract tracing on Friday. Depending on the number of players quarantined, we could see anywhere from one to a few games postponed.

As details arise, we will keep you updated on this developing story. Hopefully this won’t result in any additional players on the Sixers or other teams getting the virus.