The Athletic's Shams Charania announced the news on March 15, citing sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Insiders said the Detroit Pistons forward is doing well despite the test results and is not exhibiting any symptoms at this time.
The Pistons have confirmed one if its players has tested positive for COVID-19; however, the team did not identify which athlete.
A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation since Wednesday night, was tested for COVID-19. A preliminary positive result came back on March 14. The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount. We are working closely with team medical staff, state and local government and public health officials and the NBA on reporting. The individual will remain in isolation and under the care of team medical staff.
Wood was the first NBA athlete to test positive for the disease outside the Utah Jazz. Wood's agent announced on March 25 that his client has "fully recovered" from the virus.
On March 11, the league announced Utah's Rudy Gobert had become the first player to be diagnosed with coronavirus. His teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive the next day. On March 27, Shams Charania reported that Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have recovered.
In light of the diagnosis, the NBA announced it was suspending its season indefinitely, and advised teams that recently played the Jazz to take precautionary measures. Players from the Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Toronto Raptors—all of which faced off against Utah 10 days prior to detection—were told to self-quarantine.
On March 13, the Raptors announced none of its players or staff members tested positive for COVID-19; however, the team confirmed some of the athletes will continue to self-isolate.
"All of the members of the travel party who were tested on Wednesday in Toronto have received their results, and they are all currently negative," the Raptors statement read. "These results will not affect our protocols, however. Those asked to self-isolate by Toronto Public Health will continue to do so. We will all practice social distancing and good hand hygiene and, most importantly, carefully monitor our health."
On Tuesday, March 17, the Brooklyn Nets announced that four of their players tested positive for COVID-19, including Kevin Durant.
Here is the team's official statement on the matter.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday, March 19 that three members of the Philadelphia 76ers have tested positive for coronavirus. There are currently no further details regarding whether those with positive tests were players or front office personnel.
Later in the day it was reported that two Lakers players tested positive. The players have yet to be named.
The Lakers, in a statement, said the two Lakers players who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under care of the team's physician. The rest of the players and staff are being asked to observe self-quarantine and shelter at home guidelines.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 19, 2020
The Boston Celtics also confirmed via a statement that one player tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19. At around the same time, Marcus Smart took to social media to say that he was diagnosed as having COVID-19.
STATEMENT FROM THE BOSTON CELTICS— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 19, 2020
The Boston Celtics learned today that a player has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing was initiated because of exposure to a known positive case.
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
On March 29, Shams Charania confirmed that Smart was officially cleared on Friday.
Stay tuned as NBA teams continue to announce their players' test results.