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Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic tests positive for coronavirus

DENVER (NewsLink) - Denver Nuggets player Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports. 

Jokic has been spending his quarantine back home in Serbia while the NBA is on hold. He is now delayed on when he can return to America to get back to playing basketball.

The center's symptoms are asymptomatic, making it more hopeful for an easier and faster recovery so he can play by the time games start up without being a hazard to anyone on the court.

NBA players and staff are getting ready to resume with the 2019-20 season. Players held private practices and worked out on their own to stay and shape and get ready to finish what they started. 

Jokic was one of those players. He told ESPN that he lost 20-25 pounds to enhance his game. 

The NBA has come up with a plan based on players' opinions on whether they should pick up where they left off or not. 

It has been settled that the NBA will return to Orlando, Florida. 

Now that the NBA and other professional sports leagues are returning, some NBA players have voiced their concern about players such as Jokic, Malcolm Brogdon of the Indiana Pacers, and Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings testing positive with the coronavirus as the start date gets closer.

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