Coach Scott Brooks hopes the Wizards can start practicing sometime next week. POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards have six players who have tested positive for COVID-19 and three others under health and safety protocols, Tim Bontemps of ESPN tweets.

GM Tommy Sheppard revealed those totals during a press conference. Coach Scott Brooks hopes the Wizards can start practicing sometime next week.

Sheppard is optimistic that players who have tested negative can come in for individual workouts as soon as Saturday, Bontemps adds in a separate tweet. No staff member has tested positive.

Out of the six players who have tested positive, four are asymptomatic, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN tweets.

The Wizards have been forced to postpone a number of games. They were supposed to play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Pistons on Friday. Earlier in the day, the league announced that Washington’s back-to-back games on Sunday and Monday against Cleveland had been postponed.

The next game on the Wizards' schedule is Wednesday at Charlotte. All of the league’s postponements can be found here.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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