Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon tests positive for COVID-19

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Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon said Wednesday he tested positive for the coronavirus.

In his first season with the Pacers after arriving from the Bucks, the 27-year-old Brogdon is averaging 16.3 points and a team-high 7.1 assists in 48 games.

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"I recently tested positive for the Covid virus and am currently in quarantine," he said in a statement. "I'm doing well, feeling well and progressing well. I plan to join my team-mates in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season and playoffs."

Brogdon was poised to play upon the season's resumption after recovering from leg and hip injuries that sidelined him for Indiana's final three games before the NBA season was halted.

The Pacers (39-26) were in control of the Eastern Conference's fifth seed when the season went on pause on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will be one of the 22 NBA teams set for the restart at the bubble at Walt Disney World in July.

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