Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said that John Wall will not join the team in Orlando due to exposure concerns surrounding COVID-19.
"Having somebody go into that bubble that’s not gonna play, that’s just more people going into the bubble. … I don’t think it’s wise to have people in and around the team that aren’t playing (because of) exposure," said Sheppard at a press conference on Monday.
Sheppard added that he hasn't received any indication that other players would opt out of going to Orlando after Davis Bertans declined to join the team.
Teams are allowed to bring 35 people into the bubble.
Sheppard said that the Wizards would "over-index on medical staff," as well as focus on player development coaches.