The NBA is seeing a spike in COVID-19 related cases. NBA superstars Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Russell Westbrook is one of several names recently placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. On Thursday, it was announced that Sacramento Kings star guard De’Aaron Fox is the next player to feature on that list.
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During the first six weeks of the season, only 16 players were included in the league’s COVID health and safety protocols. In the two weeks since, that number has more than doubled as 35 more players joined the protocols.
Once a player is placed on the league’s COVID health and safety protocol list, they will be required to take a minimum of 10 days off play. However, if the player is able to return a negative PCR test result, they can go back to court.
The kings weren’t the only team affected. The Chicago Bulls have been affected more than any other team in the league. They had two matches postponed due to up to 10 players following COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Along with De’Aaron Fox, the Kings also added Marvin Bagley Jr and head coach Alvin Gentry to the roster. As the season turns into winter, this may just be the beginning of the problems the league faces. NBA games can only be suspended if a team has fewer than eight players. Looks like the league is heading in that direction.
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