Lakers clear quarantine, no players have COVID-19 symptoms

After ending their home quarantine, the Lakers announced on Tuesday that all of their players have no COVID-19 symptoms.

Two players tested positive two weeks ago after most of the team had tests while sitting in their cars in the parking lot of the Lakers facility in El Segundo. The Lakers have not disclosed the names of those players and they have not emerged. The team did say that both players who tested positive showed no symptoms.

The tests were conducted after the Brooklyn Nets announced that four of their players had tested positive for COVID-19. The Lakers’ most recent game was on March 10 against the Nets.

“I just knew right away we needed to get tested,” Anthony Davis said Friday when asked what his response was to the Nets’ announcement. “We were talking about getting tested regardless … but there were some sort of rules that if you don’t have any symptoms [you can’t]. When the team came out and said they had four players tested positive for coronavirus, I immediately knew we were likely to be tested.

“It’s quite tricky because some guys feel good and you could have it asymptomatic. And some guys have all the symptoms.”

Davis said his test was negative. Jared Dudley said on a podcast that his test was negative. JaVale McGee’s sister posted on Twitter that her brother’s test was negative and a report from Yahoo! Sport cited a person who said Quinn Cook’s test had returned negative.

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