Dorian Finney-Smith, Jalen Brunson and Josh Richardson have been ruled out of the Dallas Mavericks’ game Saturday at Orlando due to health and safety protocols after one of them tested positive for COVID-19, multiple outlets reported Friday night.
It’s unclear which of the three tested positive. The other are out for being close contacts. All three remained in Denver after Thursday’s game, an overtime win by the Mavericks, per the reports.
Each player is expected to miss a minimum of three games.
Starters Richardson and Finney-Smith played 41 and 36 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday night, and Brunson played 19 off the bench. The trio are the Mavs’ Nos. 3-5 leading scorers.
The pair ruled out for contact tracing must quarantine for at least seven days. The player who tested positive must either go 10 days or more after the first positive test or onset of symptoms or test negative twice at least 24 hours apart via PCR testing.
It’s unclear when the players will be able to leave Denver and return to Dallas.