According to sources, Rockets big Bruno Caboclo inadvertently broke quarantine rules and must self-isolate for eight days.
Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo inadvertently broke quarantine and must quarantine in his room for another eight days before resuming team activities, sources told @ZachLowe_NBA, @malika_andrews, @TimBontemps and me.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 13, 2020
Caboclo left his room during the initial quarantine period. All players must quarantine for at least 48 hours upon arrival into the Orlando bubble. It appears Caboclo left his room during the first 48 hours in the bubble.
Now, Caboclo must self-isolate for eight more days before being allowed to return with the team and participate in practices.
Caboclo is the first known NBA player to have violated the quarantine rules. He will be allowed to resume team activities next Tuesday, July 21, which will give him ten days to practice with the team before its first game Friday, July 31 against the Dallas Mavericks.
Caboclo was competing with Jeff Green and Tyson Chandler for backup minutes in the frontcourt. Eight days being away from the team not training could definitely put a player like Caboclo behind.
Caboclo’s mishap has definitely shown that the NBA is strictly enforcing the quarantine rules and they are taking it very seriously.