NBA announces 16 players tested positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 6

A general view of the court with Black Lives Matter written above the NBA logo. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images via AP)

The NBA announced Wednesday that 16 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 6.

During that time, 497 were tested for the novel coronavirus.

Several games in league have been postponed in the past week due to COVID-19. Earlier Wednesday, the matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks became the sixth game to be postponed this week as the Suns deal with contact tracing issues.

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson will not play on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers in accordance of the league's health and safety protocols.

The Suns, Hawks, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards are among the teams that are facing roster issues due to either positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing for the virus.

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