Jones reportedly was asymptomatic, and he still
hopes to join the team after a quarantine period. Per NBA
guidelines, players who test positive are required to
self-isolate for two weeks.
The Heat tested their players on Tuesday as part of the ramp up
for the NBA's return to action at Disney's ESPN Wide World of
Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.
The NBA will have 22 of its 30 teams report to the Disney campus
for training by July 11, with games to begin on July 30.
Jones, 23, is enjoying the best season of his four-year NBA
career, putting up career-best stats scoring (8.9 points per
game), rebounds (4.2 per game), assists (1.1 per game) and
steals (1.1 per game). He has appeared in 51 games in 2019-20,
making 15 starts.
After playing his first 1 1/2 NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns,
Jones joined the Heat in December 2017 as a free agent.
News of Jones' positive test follows similar confirmations and
reports in recent days.
Denver Nuggets All-Star center Nikola Jokic, Indiana Pacers
guard Malcolm Brogdon, Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker
and center Alex Len all acknowledged positive tests. The
Athletic reported that Kings guard Buddy Hield also has the
Multiple media outlets reported that unnamed players on other
teams also tested positive.
--Field Level Media
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