Five Cleveland Cavaliers players test positive for COVID-19, putting Atlanta Hawks game in jeopardy, sources say
No. 5 Cleveland Cavaliers players tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday morning, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, leading to fears they will struggle to get the eight-player minimum for tonight’s game. Sunday with Atlanta Hawks.
Five players are participating Evan Mobley and Isaac Okoro in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the sources said.
The Hawks, meanwhile, will have no All-Star protection Trae Young for Sunday’s game after he tested positive for COVID-19 and joined league protocols, sources said.
Earlier this week, federation sources told ESPN that the National Basketball Players Association and the NBA were discussing a plan to require teams affected by COVID-19 to cancel the signing of replacement players. added to avoid postponed matches.
In the proposed plan, after the first case of COVID-19, a team would be allowed to add one player for 10 days, federation sources said, but after the second, third and fourth cases, Teams will be required to add 10-player days. Teams will be limited to three substitutes, but overall, the new plan will require teams to maintain enough depth so the NBA isn’t forced to cancel or postpone games because some teams don’t have enough. eight healthy people required by the tournament. player.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32902720/five-cleveland-cavaliers-players-test-positive-covid-19-putting-atlanta-hawks-game-jeopardy-sources-say Five Cleveland Cavaliers players test positive for COVID-19, putting Atlanta Hawks game in jeopardy, sources say