The NBA continues to offer hopeful news regarding COVID-19 cases as the end of the regular season and May 18 start of the play-in tournaments approach.
On Wednesday, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association jointly announced that four new players tested positive for the coronavirus over the past week. Since Monday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder and Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges were both ruled out for 10-14 days due to the NBA's health and safety protocols. Their statuses beyond those periods are unknown as of Wednesday afternoon, and the league hasn't disclosed if they tested positive for the virus.
All involved with completing the 2020-21 campaign on time have done well to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks and virus-related postponements throughout the second half of the season. As noted by the NBC Sports Chicago staff, the NBA intends to hold all play-in tournament and playoff games at in-market arenas instead of having personnel travel to a secure bubble site such as the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, where the 2019-20 season finished.