Four Charlotte Hornets players, including LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, enter COVID-19 protocols
The Hornets have sent players and staff home from the training facility as there are concerns of more possible positive tests for COVID-19, sources told ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski.
If a player has a confirmed positive test for COVID-19, the NBA requires at least 10 days of isolation from their team without any physical activity. After this period, the player must undergo a cardiac examination and rehabilitation in order to return to court. A player with a positive test result can also pass the protocol by submitting two negative PCR tests within 24 hours.
The Hornets (13-11) play four games over the next week: the Atlanta Hawks (Sunday) and home games against Philadelphia 76 (Monday and Wednesday) and the Sacramento Kings (Friday).
Ball, 20, leads the Hornets in scoring (20.0 points per game), rebounding (7.7 per game), assisting (8.2 per game), and stealing (1.9 per game).
Rozier averages 17.7 points per game, while Plumlee leads the team in blocks (1.0 per game) and averages 7.3 rebounds.
McDaniels averages 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15 minutes per game.