As it turns out, Toronto Raptor Fred VanVleet has had a good reason to miss the last few weeks of NBA games.
Reports by Sportsnet's Michael Grange claim that VanVleet told reporters after a practice on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
"I wouldn't wish it on anybody," VanVleet reportedly said, claiming he experienced symptoms while ill.
VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw were cleared to practice in Detroit on Tuesday after being forced off the court for weeks due to ongoing contract tracing, according to the Raptors PR Twitter account.
As for whether the sidelined players will be participating in Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Siakam, McCaw and Flynn are currently listed as "questionable," while VanVleet is listed as "doubtful."