Two members of the Phoenix Suns tested positive for COVID-19

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That…Well, that’s not promising news for the Phoenix Suns.

According to the Arizona Republic, two members of the Phoenix Suns have tested positive for COVID-19. There aren’t many additional details on the situation at this time. Nothing is known as to the identity of the players, when they tested positive, and whether or not they are recovered as of now. What is known is that the Phoenix Suns group workouts will continue, as reported by Arizona Sports.

Phoenix Suns members who have participated in the group workouts include Cam Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Frank Kaminsky, Ty Jerome, Cheick Diallo, Dario Saric, Elie Okobo, and Jalen Lecque. There is no information as to whether any of these players are the unnamed Suns who tested positive.

This news is unfortunate given the possible continuation of the NBA with so many new and continued cases of COVID-19. With the league hoping to resume play around this time next month the chances of players potentially getting exposed to the virus is a scary and dangerous situation, especially with the close contact they will maintain with each other over an extended period of time.

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As far as the unnamed players with a positive diagnosis, the news is certainly not great either for them personally or the Phoenix Suns as a whole, especially with the team being one of the 22 headed to play in Orlando. However, in light of the recent COVID-19 related statistics over the past two weeks, it may not have been entirely unexpected.

With the NBA scheduling mandatory testing and the explosion of new positive cases in Arizona over the past two weeks, the possibility of players reporting positive confirmations has always existed. New cases of the virus have sprung all over the country, and any news over the next couple of days about players either being diagnosed or recently having recovered should come as no surprise. At this moment, nowhere is that news more true than in Arizona.

According to state data from the Arizona Department of Health Services, more than 1,000 new cases have been reported over each of the past two weeks, with an additional 2,000 cases over a five day period. That is simply a staggering amount. As most of the Phoenix Suns players are in…Phoenix or surrounding areas, the risk to exposure is high, especially since Arizona is currently a hot zone for COVID-19 cases.

We definitely hope that the unnamed Phoenix Suns players either have or will recover soon, and Suns fans will definitely monitor the situation and any updates.

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