Adrian Wojnarowski

Adrian Wojnarowski


Editor of http://TheVertical.com: Web hub of NBA news, information and storytelling on Yahoo. Host of @TheVertical Podcast with Woj.

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ESPN Sources: The NBA’s completed study with infectious disease specialists and testing manufacturers on preseason antibody test results of 2,300 players and staff, finding further evidence of need for the NBA-NBPA recommendation of booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

ESPN story on NBA study of antibody tests of 2,300 players and staff, resulting in league continuing to push its personnel to receive booster shots:

Any unvaccinated NBA player with temporary VISA status leaving the country will be unable to re-enter the United States, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. For example, a player would be unable to re-enter after playing in Canada, or traveling outside U.S. on All-Star weekend.

NBA informed teams today that unvaccinated players will no longer be allowed to travel to Toronto to play games beginning on January 15, according to the memo. New Canadian law mandates that all visitors entering the country be vaccinated.

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Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.

Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.

The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5, source tells ESPN.

So the NBA's inviting 22 teams to Orlando: 13 Western Conference, 9 Eastern Conference. Eight-regular season games per team. Play-in for the 8th seeds. July 31-October 12. Vote tomorrow to ratify. The NBA's back.

Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.

Reporting with @RamonaShelburne : Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN.

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