Report: NBA will have whistleblower line, wearable tech to track player health

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The NBA is planning a number of measures to monitor player health when the season resumes at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in July.

The league will create an anonymous hotline for those on the campus to report health protocol violations, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania and Sam Amick.

Players and staff will also have access to wearable rings that track each individual's "illness probability score" while within the NBA's campus environment, ESPN's Zach Lowe reports.

The accessory will reportedly use heart rate, respiration rate, and other factors to calculate the individual's likelihood of having, or being vulnerable to, COVID-19.

However, teams will not have access to the players' information unless a medical review is triggered, according to Lowe.

The 22 teams participating in the restart will travel to the site next month. Play is officially set to resume July 30 after a period of training camps and scrimmages.

The league suspended the 2019-20 season in March after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19.

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