Nuggets Lock Practice Facility After String of Positive Coronavirus Tests

The Pepsi Center, home of the Denver Nuggets
The Pepsi Center, home of the Denver Nuggets / Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

As teams prepare to report to Orlando to get ready for the 2020 restart, a concerning coronavirus spike has hit NBA circles for the first time since mid-March.

ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that the Denver Nuggets have opted to close their practice facility for several days after a slew of positive tests "within the traveling party" headed to Disney World.

This news comes less than 24 hours after Woj revealed that DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets tested positive, which resulted in the former opting out of the restart.

The facility could open again later this week, but that will be contingent on the results of the next round of tests. It's worth noting that this latest string of COVID-19 cases with the Nuggets franchise is not related to Nikola Jokic's recent diagnosis. The All-Star big man contracted the virus in his native Serbia and was asymptomatic days after testing positive.

Unfortunately, that's all the information Woj provided in regards to this development. It's clear his sources went out of their way to keep the identities of those who popped positive anonymous. Let's cross our fingers that this mini outbreak is managed properly and the Nuggets are able to re-open their practice facility before the end of the week.