Landry Shamet tested positive for the COVID-19 on Saturday and will not travel with the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers to Orlando for the bubble league.
Before Shamet can rejoin his team, he will be quarantined for 14 days and need to test negative twice; 24 hours apart from each other.
If all goes well the second-year guard will be able to enter the bubble around July 18.
The Clippers shut down their facilities a few days ago after a player tested positive for COVID-19.
It is unclear whether that player was Shamet.
The team is keeping the player’s identity confidential.
The list of NBA players who have contracted the virus continues to grow.
The NBA is making sure all players that enter the bubble are virus-free and are routinely tested each day.
The NBA has a strict protocol for a player to return to play following a positive test.
The Clippers are contenders and Shamet is a huge part of their rotation.
Shamet is averaging 9.7 points per game and he spaces the floor shooting almost 40% from 3-point range.
The 6-foot-four player has also been known to close games with the starting unit.
Having Shamet healthy and in Orlando will be a huge boost to the Clippers bench as the team looks to win a championship this season.
LA has Paul George and Kawhi Leonard guaranteed under contract for this year and next year before they can opt-out.
Shamet should be ready with plenty of time left to get acclimated for the restart, but COVID-19 concerns will continue to be an issue as tip off approaches.