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Raptors cease group practices because of COVID-19

Raptors cease group practices because of COVID-19

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have stopped practising as a group, as an alternative working with coaches individually.

It’s a precautionary measure being launched as Toronto’s sport in opposition to Orlando on Monday evening was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Magic.

The Raptors have additionally been touched by the coronavirus. On Monday, the group added Gary Trent Jr. to the NBA’s protocol listing, the place he joins all-star ahead Pascal Siakam and rookie Dalano Banton.

Toronto’s new apply routine will function only one participant and one coach drilling at one internet at a time.

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There are six nets on the Raptors’ apply facility however a group spokesperson says they’ll possible restrict apply to 4 of the hoops.

All gamers and group employees might be examined earlier than getting into the OVO Athletic Centre.

Toronto’s subsequent sport is Wednesday in Chicago.

Monday’s sport in opposition to Orlando at Scotiabank Enviornment was considered one of a number of that the NBA postponed. Sunday’s video games between Denver and Brooklyn, Cleveland and Atlanta and New Orleans and Philadelphia had been postponed, whereas Tuesday’s sport between the Wizards and Nets has additionally been scratched.

The Raptors are well-versed in COVID-19 challenges. The group suffered a serious outbreak that impacted a number of key gamers and many of the teaching employees final March, and tumbled down the Jap Convention standings throughout that point, lacking the playoffs.

Crew president Masai Ujiri additionally introduced he had examined constructive from his Giants of Africa occasion on Dec. 5. Ahead Treasured Achiuwa simply returned to the lineup on Saturday after being in COVID protocol for 10 days because of a detailed contact.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Dec. 20, 2021.




© 2021 The Canadian Press


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