Members of the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and Philadelphia 76ers organizations tested positive for coronavirus, the NBA teams announced on Thursday. The Celtics said one of their players tested positive for the virus after “exposure to a known coronavirus case,” though did not name the individual who had it. Guard Marcus Smart later posted a video on Twitter saying he was diagnosed with the virus but was not showing any symptoms. “I'm okay. I feel fine, but I can't stress enough practicing social distancing and keeping yourself away from a large group of people...” he said. “Help protect yourself and help protect others by protecting yourself.”
The Nuggets said one member was diagnosed on Thursday after “experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.” Three members of the 76ers organization tested positive after the team tested “players, coaches, and specific basketball operations support staff,” according to their statement. This comes after four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, tested positive for the virus earlier this week.