Last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year, LaMelo Ball, and 3 other Hornet teammates were placed in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols Saturday, indicating that they have tested positive for the Coronavirus according to the AP.
The Hornets (13-11) are currently seventh in the Western Conference with their last game, a 127-125 loss on Wednesday night in Milwaukee
Ball, guard Terry Rozier, center Mason Plumlee and forward Jalen McDaniels will be sidelined for at least 10 days, or until they have recorded two negative tests in a 24-hour period according to league rules.
Barring more positive tests, the Hornets would meet the NBA’s minimum required eight players to play their next scheduled game, Sunday night in Atlanta.
The Hornets will surely miss the rising young superstar and his 20.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, and 8.2 APG. Along with nearly 2 SPG, the productivity across the board is tough to replace.