LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe tested positive for the coronavirus and has yet to make the trip to Orlando, Florida, to join the team for the NBA restart, he told ESPN on Thursday.
"I am asymptomatic and feeling fine," Bledsoe told ESPN in a statement. "Once I meet the NBA protocols, I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando."
Bledsoe took to Instagram later Thursday to encourage people to "mask up and stay safe."
Bledsoe, a starter for Milwaukee, is averaging 15.4 points 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists this season.
The Bucks arrived in Orlando on July 9 and are scheduled to play their first scrimmage against the San Antonio Spurs on July 23. Milwaukee's first seeding game is July 31 against Boston.
When Bledsoe arrives in Orlando, he would be subject to a minimum of a two-day quarantine, per league protocol. If he should have to miss a game or scrimmage, reserve guard George Hill would likely absorb some of his minutes.