Miami Heat latest to shut down practice facility after positive coronavirus cases

The Miami Heat closed their practice facility for training after a second player tested positive for the coronavirus, multiple media outlets reported Friday. 안전토토사이트

Derrick Jones Jr. was identified as testing positive last week, but the name of the latest player to contract COVID-19 was not reported.

According to the Miami Herald, the latest player to test positive was placed in quarantine but is still expected to be ready to join the team for the season’s restart. The newspaper also reported that a Heat staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.

Miami will begin training again in Orlando next week when the team is cleared and can start practicing before the restart of the NBA season. Both Jones and this second player are expected to practice and play with the team once cleared.

The Heat will continue to test players before heading to Orlando on July 8.

Miami is the third team to close its facilities, along with Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Miami heads to Orlando as the four seed in the West, but just two games ahead of both Indiana and Philadelphia. The Heat have a much tougher schedule through the eight “seeding games” before the playoffs, and Miami will have to play better on the defensive end than it did after the All-Star break to hold on to that seed heading into the playoffs.