Kings’ Richaun Holmes, Rockets’ Bruno Caboclo quarantined over violation of bubble rules

Kings’ Richaun Holmes, Rockets’ Bruno Caboclo quarantined over violation of bubble rules
Jeff Zillgitt

Published 5:51 PM EDT Jul 13, 2020

Two NBA players – Sacramento’s Richaun Holmes and Houston’s Bruno Caboclo – violated health and safety protocols and are spending additional days in quarantine at the NBA’s Disney campus.

“Bruno Caboclo of the Houston Rockets and Richaun Holmes of the Sacramento Kings are both currently subject to 10-day quarantines,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told USA TODAY Sports. “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.”

Holmes released a statement on Twitter.

“After the initial quarantine period, I briefly and accidentally crossed the NBA campus line to pick up a food delivery,” Holmes said in a statement. I am currently in quarantine and have eight days left. I apologize for my actions and look forward to joining my teammates for our playoff push.”

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Caboclo inadvertently left his hotel room during the initial quarantine and also had to spend more time in quarantine. It had been relayed multiple times that players in quarantine at Disney were not allowed to leave their room until they returned two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

The re-entry into the bubble for Holmes includes enhanced COVID-19 testing (the more invasive nasopharyngeal swab) and at least 10 days of quarantine.

The NBA has specific rules for food delivery, including delivery drivers entering at designated security gates and a designated drop-off point, where catering personnel wearing full personal protection equipment will retrieve food, wipe down bags with Clorox wipes and then contact the person who ordered the food for pickup in the team’s meal room.

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