NBA: Sacramento's Holmes, Houston's Caboclo quarantined anew after leaving 'bubble'


Posted at Jul 14 2020 01:48 PM

Brazil's Bruno Caboclo during the 2019 FIBA World Cup. FIBA Media

Sacramento's Richaun Holmes and Houston's Bruno Caboclo have to quarantine themselves once more after leaving the NBA's "bubble" at the Walt Disney World complex in Orlando, Florida.

Holmes, a four-year veteran, acknowledged his error on Twitter. The forward said he "accidentally" crossed the bubble line to pick up a food delivery.

He has eight days left in his quarantine period.

"I apologize for my actions, and look forward to rejoining my teammates for our playoff push," he added. 

Holmes is averaging 12.8 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Kings, who have a 28-36 record in the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, Caboclo also unintentionally broke the rules by leaving his room during his initial quarantine period, according to an ESPN report.

Caboclo, a five-year veteran, is averaging 2.7 points and 2.0 rebounds for the Rockets.

Both players have to follow the NBA's re-entry protocols. According to ESPN, this includes "enhanced coronavirus testing" in addition to the extended quarantine period in their respective hotel rooms.

"These quarantines are the result of separate circumstances in which the players had interactions with members of the public outside the Disney entrance gate, and are in accordance with the health and safety protocols agreed to by the NBA and the Players Association," the NBA said.

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