Published On: Wed, Jul 8th, 2020

Taurean Prince Reportedly Becomes Third Nets Player To Test Positive For COVID-19, Will Sit Out Restart

Taurean Prince of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates during a game against the Houston Rockets.

Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince became the third player on the team to test positive for COVID-19, thus ruling him out of the NBA’s upcoming season restart in Orlando, Florida.

Citing sources familiar with the situation, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote on Tuesday that Prince will have to miss the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season due to the “late timing” of his positive coronavirus test and the possibility that the “necessary protocols” would make it hard for him to recover in time for the continuation of the regular season.

“The necessary ramp-up in practice time once he satisfied testing protocols on negative tests, traveled to Florida, quarantined for several days and then resumed workouts made his participation prohibitive, even for a July 30 tipoff on a roster already decimated by injuries,” Wojnarowski continued.

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Taurean Prince Reportedly Becomes Third Nets Player To Test Positive For COVID-19, Will Sit Out Restart