Pat Connaughton has become the latest player from the Milwaukee Bucks to test positive for Coronavirus. He joins guard, Eric Bledsoe. Both of them expect to join the team in Orlando once they are cleared by the NBA.
Bucks guard Pat Connaughton, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, is not in Orlando with the team and released the following statement to ESPN and Milwaukee JS: pic.twitter.com/FCRfubq6JM— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 20, 2020
Connaughton, 27, has appeared in 61 games for Milwaukee this season. He is averaging 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also got to display his athletic ability while participating in the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend at Chicago.
Milwaukee, the best team in the NBA, will face the Boston Celtics on July 31th. in their first game since the season got suspended in mid-March.
Bucks Coach, Mike Budenholzer said he expected Bledsoe to be back with the team in time to play. On the other hand, it's not clear when Connaughton might return.