Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published 1:36 a.m. ET July 17, 2020 | Updated 1:39 a.m. ET July 17, 2020
SportsPulse: Only two days into his time in the NBA bubble, Mark Media is realizing just how far the league is willing to go in order to ensure safety for not only the players and coaches, but the media as well.
Eric Bledsoe has tested positive for COVID-19 but has said he is asymptomatic.
The Milwaukee Bucks guard has not been with the team since they reported to Orlando last week, as was first reported by Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes who is covering the NBA from Orlando.
The Bucks began a second training camp in July but elected to shut down practice on July 5 after someone from the organization tested positive for the coronovirus. They declined to name the person at the time.
After the story broke that he was not with the team, Bledsoe posted on his Instagram page: “Mask up and stay safe.”
Bledsoe is among other NBA players to announce positive COVID-19 tests since teams started reporting to the bubble last week, including Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and Indiana’s Malcolm Brogdon.
Bledsoe is a major contributor for the Bucks, who thought he should have been named to the All-Star team and for the showcase game in February. He is averaging 15.4 points 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game this season.