The Philadelphia 76ers have had one of the NBA’s more disappointing seasons. In spite of retooling the roster in the offseason, the 76ers struggled to capitalize on its near Eastern Conference Finals appearance last summer.
The team will be mostly healthy as they come to Orlando. Up to now, only little-used guard Zhaire Smith shows plans of skipping the league’s return.
No team has been more greatly impacted by the pandemic before heading to Orlando than the Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will not join the team as they still rehab from previous injuries.
Over the last two weeks, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, and Wilson Chandler have announced that they will be skipping the NBA’s return in Orlando.
In spite of living in one of the largest Covid-19 hotbeds in the county, no players from the Orlando Magic have announced their plans of skipping the league’s return.
Along with the Brooklyn Nets, the Wizards are among the NBA teams most greatly impacted by players sitting out the league’s return.
Forward Davis Bertans was one of the first players to announce his plan to skip the remaining season in spite of a clean bill of health. Guard Bradley Beal announced on Tuesday that he was sitting out the remainder of the season.
Los Angeles Lakers
In spite of owning the best record in the Western Conference, the Lakers will participate in the season without guard Avery Bradley. Bradley has announced he was sitting out of the Lakers Orlando’s return.
Meanwhile, center Dwight Howard has also announced he would be returning to Orlando despite previous hesitation. Assistant coach Lionel Hollins will be sitting out of the season’s return after being deemed high risk for the virus.
Los Angeles Clippers
No Los Angeles Clippers players have announced their plans of sitting out.