James Harden Tested Positive For COVID-19?

James Harden Tested Positive For COVID-19?

James Harden Tested Positive For COVID-19?

On Monday morning Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

“I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my teams departure for Orlando,” he wrote on Twitter.

“I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to joining my teammates when I am cleared. Thank you for all the well wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up! #whynot.”

Immediately, rumors began to circulate regarding his back court mate – James Harden.

According to Elite Media Group, Harden too has tested positive for COVID-19.

Prior to the NBA season being paused in March, Westbrook was averaging 27.5 points per outing and shooting over 47 percent from the field. Over the course of the second half of the NBA season, he was averaging 31.7 points per outing on nearly 53 percent shooting – plus 8.1 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.

Harden, meanwhile, averaged 34.4 points per outing on 43.5 shooting.

The Rockets have yet to make an official statement on his status, but obviously Harden’s health is paramount to the team’s efforts in the looming Western Conference playoffs.

Many view Houston as a dark horse contender to emerge from the West this year, but obviously it is all dependent on the health of Harden and Westbrook.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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