NBA commissioner Adam Silver says eight NBA teams have been tested for coronavirus
NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to criticism of the league's testing for the coronavirus. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

NBA commissioner Adam Silver provided an update on the league’s ongoing efforts to test for the coronavirus.

In an interview Wednesday with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Silver said eight teams have been tested in full for the virus in addition to other players exhibiting symptoms. 

He also responded to those criticizing how NBA teams have gotten a significant chunk of such scarce tests by saying the league has simply been following the recommendations of health officials.

Players from three teams (the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets) are confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Wednesday that all their players and staff had tested negative for the disease. 

Other teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly awaiting the results of their own tests.

Criticism has abounded ever since the Jazz used up nearly 60 of the available local COVID-19 tests, but one can see how that decision made sense.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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