Russell Westbrook Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Rockets’ Guard announced positive test results before the team departed for Orlando

Before the season restart has even begun, one of the NBA’s best players has tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier today, former MVP Russell Westbrook announced he tested positive for Coronavirus. The positive test results came before the Rockets departed for the NBA season restart that is scheduled to take place later this month in Orlando, Florida.

Russell Westbrook addressed the test results on Twitter. He confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 and that he is now in quarantine. The nine-time NBA All-Star said he is feeling well despite the positive test results.

Westbrook now joins James Harden and Luc Mbah a Moute as the three players that did not travel with the Rockets when they left for Orlando. Yesterday, Rockets’ Head Coach Mike D’Antoni said that he hopes all three players will be able to arrive at the NBA’s bubble-atmosphere at Walt Disney World within the next three or four days.

Russell Westbrook is in his first season with the Houston Rockets after spending the first 11 seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook was averaging 27.5 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 7 assists per game before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended.