Two 76ers test positive for COVID-19
Yesterday was the first official practice as a team for the 76ers, but some players have been missing. Rookie guard Tyrese Maxey and wing Mike Scott tested positive for COVID-19 when undergoing initial tests and have been out the last few days. Training camp started December 1st with both players testing positive beforehand.
The NBA has had over 40 positive cases during the first testing period before training camp and the 76ers are no exception. Maxey was the 21st selection in this years draft and looks to be a key piece of the rotation. Mike Scott will find minutes also as a backup 4.
To return to practice any player must either quarantine for 10 days or return two negative tests to resume playing. Hopefully these two have a speedy recovery and are back on the court as soon as possible.
Maxey and Scott aren’t the only two 76ers missing from training camp. Guards Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson have yet to arrive due to their trade not being officially processed yet. The 76ers preseason schedule begins on December 15th against the Boston Celtics so hopefully they can get some time in together as a full roster beforehand.
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