Report: Heat shut down workouts after second positive COVID-19 test

The Miami Heat practice before an NBA basketball game. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

The Miami Heat shut down individual workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena Friday after a second player tested positive for COVID-19, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel is reporting.

Workouts will resume once the team travels to the Orlando bubble on July 8.

The team is not releasing the name of the player who contracted the virus, but Winderman reports it is a member of the rotation. Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive on June 25.

The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly closed their practice facility on Thursday after a member of the team’s travelling party tested positive.

The NBA’s restart — which will see each of the returning teams play eight more regular-season games for playoff seeding — kicks off July 30 at Disney World in Orlando.

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