Reporting with @WindhorstESPN: Nuggets star Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus in Serbia and his return to the U.S. is temporarily delayed. He’s been asymptomatic since testing positive last week. Jokic is expected to be cleared to travel to Denver within a week.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2020
Jokic and other players are set to complete brief in-market training sessions before traveling to Orlando, Fla., on or around July 7, where those involved in the 22-team format will quarantine, live and play through the remainder of their campaigns.
The NBA scheduled the restart of the season for July 30.
The 25-year-old, who is the best passing big man in the game today, was averaging 20.2 PPG, 10.2 REB and 6.9 AST when the league halted play on March 11 after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.