Eric Bledsoe, an essential starting member of the Bucks’ backcourt, has tested positive for COVID-19. First reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Haynes says that Bledsoe is asymptomatic. Bledsoe has not joined the rest of the team on the Walt Disney World campus.
Bucks fans will remember that not so long ago, on July 6, the team shut down practice facilities in downtown Milwaukee. It was presumed by most a positive coronavirus test was the reason for the closure, but it has not been confirmed Bledsoe testing positive is in any way related to the closure of the facilities.
Before the NBA hiatus, Eric Bledsoe had played in 56 games for the Bucks, during which he averaged 15.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game (all numbers higher than his career averages). If Bledsoe were to miss games due to long-term issues with the virus, backup guards Donte DiVincenzo and George Hill would fill the gap left by Bledsoe.