Pacers’ Brogdon tests positive for coronavirus
“I recently tested favorable for the Covid virus and am currently in quarantine,” his statement stated. “I’m succeeding, feeling well and advancing well. I plan to join my teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season and playoffs.”
The Pacers (39-26) are among the 22 NBA groups scheduled to resume video games on July 30 in Orlando, Florida.
Brogdon’s case is not the first that the Pacers organization has actually handled throughout the pandemic. Myles Turner’s daddy was hospitalized in Texas with COVID-19, the health problem brought on by the virus. He has recuperated.
Brogdon, 27, has balanced 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 7.1 helps for the Pacers in 48 games this season. He missed the last 3 games before the season was suspended because of a hip muscle injury, but the stoppage gave him time to recover.
” Malcolm says he’s 100 percent, all set to go,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said in mid-April. “He is hungry.”
During the league’s hiatus, Brogdon has actually been an outspoken advocate for social justice. He is a member of the NBPA executive committee and on Tuesday joined a group of gamers who are consulting with the league to go over ways the NBA can address systemic racism when the season resumes.
Brogdon, the NBA Novice of the Year in 2017, stated two weeks ago that he believes players will have a voice and a platform once the NBA season resumes.
” Everyone going to be enjoying us,” he stated on JJ Redick’s podcast. “We have all the electronic cameras. There are no other sports on. Everybody desires us to play right now, which indicates everybody’s going to be seeing. There’s only 22 groups that are going to exist. And as you go, if your group advances to the second or third round of the playoffs, the attention on you and your platform … it actually grows the [longer] you remain in Orlando. So that’s certainly a viewpoint I want men to consider and comprehend prior to they make a decision.”
Brogdon has stated that he wishes to lead a march in Indianapolis. His grandfather, John Hurst Adams, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.