Just before 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, the Denver Nuggets announced that a member of their organization also tested positive. He now has no symptoms, feels "great" and is thankful he has self-quarantined since the test.
Shams Charania of The Athletic also reports that three of the Los Angeles Lakers have also tested positive for the virus, though it's now unclear if this is the eighth team Silver referred to, or whether it represents a ninth organization.
No members of the Warriors or Kings have been tested for the coronavirus.
Both teams released statements Thursday announcing the positive tests, although they did not identify the players by name. "I don't feel any of the symptoms", he said in a video he posted on Twitter. Not doing so is selfish.
The NBA has been criticised this week for being entitled to celebrity privilege with players and officials able to get tested while others in the United States, including health care professionals, have been unable due to test shortages. Together we can beat this, but we must beat it together by being apart for a short while.
Both "are now asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team's physician", the statement said.
Exterior of Staples Center after both the National Hockey League and NBA postpone seasons due to corona virus concerns at Staples Center on March 12, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Also, the Celtics said Thursday at least one player tested positive as part of a series of tests they are conducting on their team. The next day, the National Basketball Association announced it was suspending its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first National Basketball Association player diagnosed with COVID-19.
Thursday also saw the National Football League fall victim to the coronavirus, with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton admitting he has contracted COVID-19.