Shams Charania from The Athletic has reported that Aaron Baynes from the Phoenix Suns is not at Orlando as he recovers from COVID-19. He is still planning to rejoin the team once he is cleared.
Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes (@AronBaynes) tells me on @Stadium that he tested positive for coronavirus and opens up about how virus has impacted life for over a month for him, his wife and kids: pic.twitter.com/v2LDwpsZ89— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 22, 2020
The Center told Charania he has been sidelined for over a month with COVID-19 and hasn’t touched a basketball in over 30 days.
“It actually put me on my butt for a good week. I slept for four days straight,” he said.
Baynes averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in just over 22 minutes of action this season.
Another player from the Suns who also tested positive was Ricky Rubio. The Spanish guard didn't travel with the team at first to Orlando but was cleared and eventually got into 'the bubble'. It is still unclear when he was initially diagnosed.
Ricky Rubio just said he had tested positive with COVID-19 and that Tuesday was his first practice. #Suns— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) July 22, 2020
In 57 games for the Suns this year, Rubio averaged 13.1 points and 8.9 assists per game. He’s under contract with Phoenix until 2022.