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Denver Nuggets shut down practice facility due to COVID-19

Positive COVID-19 test results have emerged from the team's traveling party to Orlando.
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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Denver.

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets have closed their practice facility after a round of positive COVID-19 test results, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Wojnarowski reported that two members of the team's 35-member traveling party to Orlando for the NBA restart tested positive before the facility was shut down. There has been another positive test result since then.

The news comes one week after reports of Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic testing positive in his home country of Serbia.

Earlier this month, 9NEWS confirmed that head coach Michael Malone tested positive for coronavirus antibodies while in quarantine.

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The NBA is scheduled to return at the end of July, and the Denver Nuggets are slated to play the Miami Heat in their first game back on August 1.

"The Nuggets will reopen the facility based on the results of ongoing testing," according to Wojnarowski. "Players are allowed to undergo controlled, socially distanced workouts with coaches in the facility until the team leaves for Orlando on July 7."

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