The NBA says nearly 20 of the 302 players it tested for coronavirus do, in fact, have it ... this just 2 weeks before the league is set to kick off its Orlando bubble return.
The Association made the announcement Friday ... saying, in total, 16 players' COVID-19 results came back positive after a round of testing on June 23.
"Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician," the league said.
It's a troubling announcement for the NBA ... the league is just days away from kicking off training camps in Florida on July 7.
The season, meanwhile, is scheduled to begin just a few weeks after that on July 30.