Ryan Broekhoff Sacrifices NBA Opportunity After Wife Tests Positive

Newly acquired Philadelphia 76ers forward Ryan Broekhoff said Sunday that he didn’t travel with the team to Orlando for the upcoming restart of the season because his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

Broekhoff stated his wife has an autoimmune disease, which makes her high risk for COVID-19 complications and the couple has a one-year son.

Broekhoff took to twitter to announce the news concerning his wife.

The 76ers signed Broekhoff for the rest of the season in late June.

The 29-year-old played in 59 games for the Dallas Mavericks over the last two seasons, shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range.

He averaged 4.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 10.7 minutes with the Mavericks in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

The Mavericks waived Broefkhoff on Feb. 11.